The Adelaide Oval’s day-night test match, due to start in just 10 days, will by no means go to Perth despite a ridiculous offer from Western Australian Sports Minister Tony Buti to play the second match in the Ashes series. moved.
Cricket Australia is formally expected to announce that Perth have lost the fifth Ashes Test in mid-January over the next 24-48 hours.
This will be due to the impossibility of the WA government loosening the ban on players’ partners and families entering the state from New South Wales, instead of the fourth test at SCG.
A request for players and staff on both sides, plus match managers and broadcast production staff, to spend 14 days in quarantine conditions around the Perth test has also been rejected.
Ash combatants on both sides were convinced they would not be subject to quarantine conditions again after completing the first 14 days of a Gold Coast resort.
The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), meanwhile, made it clear on Monday that the second test would not lead anywhere.
“The second ash test will continue at the Adelaide Oval in 10 days. There has been no suggestion that a schedule change for the Adelaide test will be considered,” said SACA’s Acting CEO Jodie Newton.
“The Adelaide day-night test is the biggest annual event in South Australia and no tour is bigger than Ashes. South Australians are looking forward to Alex Carey making his Test debut this week and Travis Head returning to the national side, as we celebrate SACA’s 150th year.