Australia sells out India matches, positive news on Adelaide test


SYDNEY: Tickets for six short-format matches between Australia and India in November and December were all but exhausted on Friday, Cricket Australia said, while there was also some good news about the opening match in the test series.

Fears that the first offour tests would have to be moved from Adelaide Oval were heightened when South Australia went into a strict lockdown on Wednesday after a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the state.

State officials said on Friday that they had based the deci- sion to go into lockdown on misleading information, however, and announced that measures would be eased at midnight on Saturday. “The rivalry between the Australian and Indian men’s cricket teams is one of the greatest in international sport and this series is shaping up as an epic,” Cricket Australia’s Anthony Everard said in a statement.