The six-day lockdown to contain COVID-19 cases in South Australia has improved the opportunity of Adelaide remaining the venue of the first Day/Night Test between Australia and India from 17th December although the condition remains fluid, the top medical officer of the state said.
After a sudden surge in COVID-19 positive cases, which stand at a total of 551 right now, South Australia has closed its borders and cricket players, including Test skipper Tim Paine, have been airlifted to New South Wales. During a media conference, Nicola Spurrier, South Australia's chief public health officer admitted that there are no assurances.
Nicola Spurrier told reporters during a media conference that he can't say exactly, he doesn’t have a crystal ball, but what they're doing right now is putting them in the best possible position to have that cricket game.
She added that the lockdown will help people to get back to normal life, which including having a really significant cricket game, and the reason they are doing what they are doing now which is quite drastic is because they want to get back to the state of having only a few restrictions and being able to do things like cricket.
India and Australia will lock horns in a limited-overs series before the Tests, starting on 27th November and including 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is.