Australia vs India: Shane Warne Asks Cricket Australia To Host Boxing Day Test In Melbourne Despite Rising COVID-19 Cases


Shane Warne ended his career with 708 Test wickets.© ICC / Twitter

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to try and hold the highly anticipated Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) this year, despite rising coronavirus cases in Victoria. Warne took to Twitter and said: “Cricket is the second biggest sport in the world behind football (fact) and the biggest day on Aust’s sports calendar is Boxing Day. We have to try and do everything we can to stick with the MCG This year. FYI, the Melb Cup and the AFL GF are the second biggest events in Aust! “

Australia is scheduled to host India for a series that will consist of three T20Is, three ODIs and a four-match test run. The tour of India kicks off on October 11, when they face Australia in the first T20I in Brisbane. The Boxing Day test between the two teams will take place on December 26.

Melbourne was originally assigned to host the Boxing Day Test, but the coronavirus situation has worsened in Victoria, which could lead to a change of location.


In his tweet, Warne also pointed out that cricket is the second largest sport in the world after football. He stated that the Boxing Day Test is the largest day on the Australian sports calendar and that the Melbourne Cup and AFL Grand Final are the other two major events after the Boxing Day Test.

The Melbourne Cup is the country’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race. The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match held at the MCG.

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