SYDNEY: Australia’s restricted overs squad will quarantine at a resort hooked up to Adelaide Oval once they return dwelling after their tour of England ends subsequent week, Cricket Australia mentioned on Saturday.
In what seems to be like a dry run for the arrival of the India squad for a blockbuster assessments collection later this yr, the Australian gamers will have the ability to practice at Adelaide Oval all through their obligatory interval of collective isolation.
The a lot anticipated four-test tour by India across the new yr is the spotlight of the summer season and important to the funds of Cricket Australia, which have been buffeted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Australia has been comparatively profitable at containing the unfold of the brand new coronavirus and Adelaide has been mooted as one of many extra doubtless locations for the Indian gamers once they contact down in Australia.
“We are happy that we are able to assist the Australian men’s cricket team on their return to South Australia and at Adelaide Oval in the Oval Hotel,” Keith Bradshaw of the South Australian Cricket Association mentioned in an announcement.
“Our hope is that the Oval Hotel can continue to be used in the successful staging of international cricket this season.”
The assertion gave no particulars on whether or not there might be different well being precautions. Australia requires these returning dwelling from abroad to bear a 14-day quarantine.
The 4 assessments in opposition to India are scheduled to happen in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney however journey restrictions and lockdowns in place across the nation might drive a change of plans.
“CA remains in productive conversations with state governments regarding arrival and quarantine arrangements for the Indian men’s team, as well as Australian men’s players returning from the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates,” the assertion added.