Published:18 November 2020
In an effort to save the eagerly awaited series against India, Cricket Australia is reportedly bracing for a mass airlift of players and staff into New South Wales as a Covid-19 outbreak in South Australia threatens the start of the forthcoming summer.
The country's cricket board came down to find a way to get Australian white-ball, Australia A squads and test games into Sydney, as Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania closed their borders to South Australia, to ensure that the forthcoming competition of the $300 million season remains unaffected.
ESPNCricinfo' stated that the possibility of a sudden airlift is a reminder of a feverish climate that has taxed players, coaches and sports administrators.
CA, for its part, confirmed that all necessary measures to ensure the series goes forward will be explored.
The Cricket Australia mentioned in a statement that their bio-security and operational teams closely track the situation and work to put in place the appropriate plans to ensure that coaches, players and staff are available for forthcoming matches.
CA is continuously "assessing" the rapidly changing situation, according to the Australian media.
CA has always remained that as border conditions change, it will have to be flexible and they thank the coaches, players and staff involved for their versatility and all parties for their support.
On Monday, a new wave of Covid-19 outbreak in Adelaide forced Australian cricketers, including Captain Tim Paine, into self-isolation, but the cricket board of the country claimed that the 1stt Test against India there from 17th December will go ahead as scheduled.