Fans can stop worrying as Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that there won't be any changes in the venue for the first test between India and Australia.
The first test is scheduled to be played at Adelaide which will also be the first-ever day-night test between two of the premium cricketing nations.
The Australian board stated that the plan is still on board to host the game. They also mentioned that a change will be considered only if conditions get severe and there are no options to be considered.
The city is currently declared as a 'hotspot' but things are still not viable to be the worst. Everything started with a sudden spike in cases which rose from 4 to 18 on Monday and consequently, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania have either shut their borders with South Australia or have all visitors from the state enter self-isolation.
Several players have been forced to quarantine too as a precaution. Test skipper Tim Paine, Mathew Wade, young sensation Cameron Green and Ashton Agar are all instructed to self-isolate.
The priority for the CA is to get Green and Agar to Sydney as India play Australia at the SCG on November 27. All Indian players have already commenced their quarantine and they will be free just a day before the game.
Kohli and company have started their training sessions too at the Blacktown Oval since November 14.
However, if things still don't pan out and Adelaide's condition exacerbates then the ideal venue to host the first test would be the SCG.
The prime reason for that is the fact that the Indian players are already there and Sydney would be the most hassle-free place to play the game and avoid unnecessary drama.
The series is perhaps one of the biggest and most important for both the sides and it will be interesting to see the intent of both the teams playing especially in the pink-ball test.
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