The NSW regime has supported the quarantine proposal of Cricket Australia, with a revised timetable scheduled to be readily concluded on India ‘s tour.
CA has agreed to be the quarantine base for the stars of Virat Kohli and the Indian Premier League of Australia in Brisbane, who will travel next month on a charter flight from the UAE to Australia.
The WBBL is not only the future of Australia’s cricket, but more than that.
During recent weeks, Queensland Health reviewed biosecurity proposals for India’s wide touring party, then requested further clarity on the proposal on Monday.
At the beginning of this week, CA only started looking at alternative solutions, but quickly noticed that NSW was ready , willing and able to respond to its SOS.
Kohli and teammates will be able to practice in Sydney during quarantine, although it is uncertain at this point what size of groups will be allowed.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India must now tick off revised fixtures for Justin Langer ‘s squad, while the Department of Home Affairs will also need to rubber stamp the charter flight. But for any organization, the governing body is unlikely to face problems.
Seven, the free-to-air broadcaster of the sport, is anxious to have definite summer dates, having pointed to the lack of a timetable as one of many issues during an ongoing contract dispute with CA.
Before contesting a four-Test series, which is scheduled to begin at Adelaide Oval in mid-December, Australia and India will play three Twenty20s and three ODIs. A strong collaboration with COVID-19 has already taken place between the two sides and Sydney is planning the whole WBBL from Sunday onwards.
But the games are set to be shared between Sydney and Canberra instead of Brisbane and Gold Coast.
CA has made it clear that after India’s tour program is locked in, it will turn its attention to finalising BBL fixtures.
The NSW government officially approved CA’s biosecurity strategy for India’s squad late on Thursday afternoon.
With the COVID-19 law, there was already a close relationship between the two sides, with Sydney staging the entire WBBL starting on Sunday.
From home to the UAE, test specialists such as Cheteshwar Pujara and additional Indian support staff will fly, linking up with players and officials participating in the IPL.