At the end of the year, the Boxing-Day Test match is going to break the tradition and move from Melbourne to Adelaide. Cricket has been a hot topic in Australia for days.
Cricket Australia's interim chief executive Nick Hockley said “Melbourne did not want to miss the Boxing Day Test match in any way. Boxing Day Test match would be held in Melbourne if spectators were allowed to enter”.
Hockley said the CA is full steam ahead with the planning “in the anticipation that we’ll be back to some level of normalcy by that point in time”.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the iconic venues in world cricket, had hosted 86,174 fans for the women’s World Cup final in March this year.
Note that the second lockdown is currently taking place in Victoria due to Corona. The number of active corona victims there is around 8,000. Naturally breaking the tradition, next year's Australian Open may also move from Melbourne Park.
New South Wales has entered the 2021 Australian Open tournament as the situation is strange. New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barreiro said his state was ready to host major sports events such as the Australian Open if neighboring Victoria could not host COVID 19 due to infection.