Shane Warne: Boxing Day Test must remain at MCG

Updated: 09 September, 2020 07:37 IST | PTI | Melbourne

The governing body is set to announce the schedule for India's tour of Australia this week which will include four Tests and there are fears that the MCG may lose the Boxing Day Test.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne

Spin legend Shane Warne has urged Cricket Australia to keep the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the venue for the Boxing Day Test against India later this year despite growing COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria. The governing body is set to announce the schedule for India's tour of Australia this week which will include four Tests and there are fears that the MCG may lose the Boxing Day Test.

"Cricket is the second biggest sport in the world behind soccer (fact) & the biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar is the Boxing Day Test. We must try & do everything possible to keep it at the MCG this year. FYI The Melbourne Cup & the AFL GF are the next biggest events in Australia (sic)," Warne tweeted.

The Indian cricket team's much-anticipated tour will begin with a Day-Night Test either in Adelaide or Brisbane instead of Perth after the Western Australia state government made it clear that there won't be any relaxation in quarantine guidelines in their territory.

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First Published: 09 September, 2020 06:26 IST

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