Adelaide Oval's onsite hotel as biosecure bubble for Test series vs India

Last Modified Saturday, 12 September 2020 (17:34 IST)
Adelaide:The Adelaide Oval's will be the when host for the Test series starting December 3.
  

 
Cricket Australia on Saturday announcing its national men's squad would return form the current tour of the UK to Adelaide for its mandatory quarantine period and preparation for the upcoming home season,  including the tour by the Indians, a report in cricket.com.au said.
 
Those players not involved in the Indian Premier League, as well as coaching and support staff, will make the South Australian capital their home once the white-ball tour of England concludes following Wednesday's third ODI in Manchester.
 
The players can train throughout their quarantine period, with the new Oval Hotel based at Adelaide Oval. 
 
Australian players notably Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade the quarantine period will mark the start of preparation for a Test summer against heavyweights India and potentially Afghanistan.
 
"I can't wait for India to come out ? that's the pinnacle, like the Ashes," Lyon said. "You look at the great players India's got, it's going to be a massive challenge."
 
The Cricket Australia release also mentioned the governing body "remains in productive conversations with state governments regarding arrival and quarantine arrangements for the Indian men's team, as well as Australian men's players returning from the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates".
 
"We are happy that we are able to assist the Australian men's cricket team on their return to South Australia and at Adelaide Oval in the Oval Hotel," said SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw in a Cricket Australia statement.
 
"Rest assured we have undergone rigorous procedures with Premier Steven Marshall and the SA Government, to ensure the safety of the public and the players.
 
Our hope is that the Oval Hotel can continue to be used in the successful staging of international cricket this season."(UNI)