The Australian men’s team that is currently playing a limited-overs series in England will return to the country via South Australia. Cricket Australia has expressed its sincere thanks to the South Australian Government, the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and the South Australian Cricket Association for confirming accommodation and training arrangements for the Australian men’s team after the tour of England.
The Government of South Australia has approved Cricket Australia’s detailed proposal that all players and staff will be accommodated at the Oval Hotel in Adelaide upon their return to Australia.
Players and staff will be allowed to train at the Adelaide Oval during their stay in preparation for next summer.
Nick Hockley, Interim Chief Executive of Cricket Australia, said the announcement was a significant development in the planning for the 2020-21 international season.
“We would like to thank the South Australian Government and the South Australian Cricket Association for approving CA’s proposal for the return of the Australian men’s team,” Hockley said in a press release.
“CA is committed to a safe and successful summer and today’s agreement with the authorities in South Australia is a positive step towards that.
“The health and safety of the South Australian community is our highest priority and guiding principle in our planning.
“Traveling internationally in the time of a global pandemic presents many challenges, and we deeply appreciate the efforts of everyone in the SA government, SACA and CA to handle them in a constructive, cooperative way.
“There is so much to look forward to this summer, and a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to make sure that this happens. Today’s announcement will allow the Australian men’s team to stay safe in Adelaide while reducing their training load for the coming big season. “
South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said: “Cricket Australia and SA Health have both worked hard to make this happen and today’s announcement will pave the way for a huge summer of cricket here in Adelaide Oval.”
Keith Bradshaw, Chief Executive of SACA, said: “We are delighted to be able to assist the Australian cricket team on their return to South Australia and at Adelaide Oval at the Oval Hotel. Rest assured we have undergone rigorous procedures with Prime Minister Steven Marshall. and the SA Government, to ensure the safety of the public and the players.
“We hope the Oval Hotel can continue to be used in the successful staging of international cricket this season.”
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