The spectators may be allowed to come to the stadium for the Boxing Day Test match between India and Australia to be held later this year from 26 December. Victoria Province PM Daniel Andrews said on Monday that his government was in talks with Cricket Australia and Tennis Australia to approve visitors to the stadium at the two top sporting events in the city.
These top sports competitions include the Boxing Day Test against India and the Australian Open. There is speculation that Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) may be deprived of hosting the annual Boxing Day Test as the state of Victoria is more affected by the Corona virus epidemic.
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Victoria, which has been facing lockdown since July, has seen 75 per cent of the total corona virus infection cases in the country while 90 per cent of the total deaths have occurred in this state. There have been more than 26000 infection cases in Australia while more than 800 people have died.
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Andrews said, ‘We have to see what the safe number of viewers will be. At this time it will be quite difficult to say what this number will be. It is too early for us to decide what the number of viewers will be. We want to see more and more people there, provided it is safe. ‘
In January, more than eight million visitors arrived at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open, while more than two lakh people arrived at the stadium to watch the Boxing Day Test between Australia and New Zealand. There is uncertainty over the hosting of Melbourne and in such a situation, Adelaide is considered a strong contender to host the Boxing Day Test against India. Earlier the final of Australia Rules Football will also be held outside Melbourne. It will be in Brisbane in October.