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SCG to keep third Test between Australia and India despite COVID-19 scare

Cricket Australia has decided the third Test between Australia and India will go ahead at the SCG despite concerns about the threat of COVID-19.

A recent outbreak in Sydney forced CA to consider contingency plans that may have seen the players remain in Melbourne to play a second match in a row at the MCG.

However, Sydneysiders desperate to see some live Test cricket can breathe a sigh of relief after the call was made to plough ahead with the initial plan, which is scheduled to see the third Test kick off in the Harbour City on January 7.

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A coronavirus outbreak in Sydney’s northern beaches saw people living in that area forced into a strict lockdown and the virus has since spread to other parts of the city.

NSW recorded three new cases in the past 24 hours, both of which were identified in hotel quarantine and acquired overseas. But because more potential hot spots have emerged and there is mystery surrounding the origin of several other cases, the state is remaining on high alert.

It meant the traditional New Year’s fixture at the SCG was on thin ice but CA confirmed late on Tuesday night Sydney would still host the third Test.

Nathan LyonSource:AAP

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