Ind vs Aus: Cricket Australia announces venues for 5-match Test series against India


Cricket Australia has announced the venues for the upcoming five-match Test series against India, with Perth’s Optus Stadium set to host the first Test likely to take place in November despite low attendances in a recently concluded match against the Pakistan.

Cricket Australia and Western Australia will work together and do their best to improve attendance at Perth Stadium.

Sources close to the board, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the schedule has not yet been officially revealed, said improving Test cricket in Perth was one of the main objectives of the board. governing body. The new 60,000 capacity Perth Stadium has barely been occupied for Tests in previous seasons, although it is much busier during Perth Scorchers BBL matches.

The highest attendance at the stadium was during the Perth Scorchers match in the Big Bash League, which was 28,494, and the lowest was during the Test series against Pakistan (17,666).

With India and England set to visit Australia over the next two years, attendance figures for the Perth Test are expected to increase.

The sources further revealed that playing the series opener in Perth, with a three-hour time difference, and the day-night Test in Adelaide would provide prime-time cricket preparation for the Big Bash on Channel Seven and Fox. The Twenty20 competition could potentially continue without interruption from mid-December to the end of January.

The second match of the series will be played at Adelaide Oval and The Gabba in Brisbane will host the third test match. The Boxing Day Test will take place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and the final match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cricket Australia is yet to release next season’s schedule, with an announcement likely at the end of the month. However, the board has announced the complete details of the upcoming season of the men’s and women’s Big Bash League.

“The schedule is not yet finalized,” said a Cricket Australia spokesperson quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.

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