Travis Head Backs The Idea Of Playing Entire Series Against India In Adelaide

Travis Head
Travis Head (Credits: Twitter)

Australia vice captain Travis Head has given the go-ahead to the idea of playing the entire test series against India in a ‘bio-secure’ Adelaide Oval to make sure that the blockbuster series goes ahead as scheduled later this year.

India are scheduled to visit Australia later this year for a four-match Test series. However, there are doubts over the series because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As things stand, all the international series and major domestic events are currently suspended due to the pandemic.

While there is still some time left before the Test series, the way things are unfolding at the moment, the signs are not at all encouraging. And if the series is cancelled, it could cost Cricket Australia up to a staggering $300 million in lost TV revenue according to local reports.

The cricket board is under huge financial pressure due to global lockdown and has laid off 80 percent of its staff. Cricket Australia is looking forward to the Test series against India as it could provide a much-needed financial relief. The board is mulling the prospect of hosting the entire series in Adelaide and Travis Head has backed the idea.

Tim Paine, Virat Kohli
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

“If it comes down to that, I know that it will definitely be able to cope and withstand back-to-back test matches,” said the South Australia skipper.

“We’ve had instances where there’ll be A-League games, rugby league or concerts going on and… the (curator) has been able to prepare a wicket and drop it in the middle of the square, day of the game or two days out of the game. And you wouldn’t even notice as a player,” he added.

As far as BCCI is concerned, the Indian cricket board has said the tourists would be ready to spend two weeks in quarantine in Australia if that helped the tour go ahead as planned.

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