There are now plans afoot for the Windies to do battle against Australia in three T20 Internationals in October, Cricket Australia has announced.
According to a press release by the Australian Cricket Board, the boyz from the Caribbean will go head to head with Australia at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville on October 4 at the Cazaly Stadium on October 6 and at the Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast on October 9.
“While acknowledging the difficulty in navigating a global pandemic, we are nonetheless encouraged by the progress Australia is making in combating the coronavirus and the positive impact that is having on our ability to host an exciting summer of cricket in 2020-21,” CA CEO Kevin Roberts said.
He noted, however, that there are challenges ahead and the board is prepared to adapt to any changes.
“We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today, but we’ll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer. We will communicate any changes to the schedule if or when they are required.”
Roberts said further that ultimately they stand to be guided by the advice of health officials.
“We are engaged in ongoing discussions with federal and state governments, our venues, and the touring nations to continually understand and monitor the situation in front of us, which is evolving every day. We’ll continue to act in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players, and support staff.”
Whether the series goes ahead or not depends on Australia’s ability to contain the spread of the Coronavirus COVID19 that has shut down all live sport since March.
Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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