“You are conscious that there was a small, contained cluster of Covid circumstances final week. We have been working very carefully with the South Australian authorities and at this stage we have now been given assurances that it has been contained,” Hockley stated in response to a query by IANS throughout an interplay with Indian media.
“The lockdown that they had been underneath completed final Saturday. So at this stage all help go for the Adelaide Test. We are assured that it’ll go ahead as scheduled,” he added.
There had been doubts over the primary Test — a pink-ball fixture — as coronavirus outbreak in South Australia led to strategies that the December 17-21 match on the Adelaide Oval, the one Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which Virat Kohli will play earlier than returning to India for the start of his little one, be shifted to the latter half of the collection.
But Hockley stated that the match is on schedule.
“We have been fortunate that the circumstances have been very low in Australia. The group transmission has been restricted. We labored very onerous with the well being authorities and with every host metropolis in Australia and labored collectively the absolute best situations that features over the past variety of days of quarantine, full coaching, centre-wicket follow, out of doors health club for each India and the Australian gamers getting back from IPL,” stated the Cricket Australia chief govt.
“Obviously, the security of each contributors in the neighborhood is our absolute primary precedence. But we’re working carefully with the BCCI to ensure that we’re offering completely the absolute best situations for each coaching and enjoying and in addition lodging all through the course of the tour,” he added.
Before the Test collection, Australia and India are scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20Is starting Friday.