Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has ridiculed a reported proposal by South Australia to deliver the brand new 12 months’s Test to the Adelaide Oval from Sydney, saying it’s unthinkable. Just just like the Boxing Day Test is synonymous with the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has traditionally been internet hosting the primary fixture of the brand new 12 months. However, the inclement Sydney climate round this time of the 12 months has precipitated a variety of frustration, with the newest disruption coming in the course of the third Test towards South Africa.
Substantial disruption was witnessed on the primary and second day of the Test, whereas your complete third day was rained off because the match led to a tame draw.
It is estimated that inclement climate affected Test cricket 64 per cent of the time within the final eight years within the Sydney.
A report in information.com.au mentioned on Friday that South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas has confirmed that Adelaide had approached Cricket Australia (CA) for the brand new 12 months’s Test to be moved from SCG to Adelaide Oval.
“I think we had double the crowd at the Adelaide Test than we saw at the Perth Test. We often have bigger crowds than Sydney and that’s despite having a far smaller population,” Malinauskas was quoted as saying within the report.
“South Australians are passionate about their sport. They love their cricket, myself included, so we stand ready to work with Cricket Australia to improve their product to more people around the country.” However, Clarke, who hails from New South Wales, indicated it was wishful pondering.
“Not happening,” Clarke mentioned on Big Sports Breakfast on Friday.
“Can’t take Boxing Day from the MCG and you can’t take new year’s away from the SCG, (an) absolute no-brainer. The day that stops is the day Test cricket is finished in this country.
“Their (Adelaide) Test match is ideal, after they’ve bought it, underneath lights, it is excellent, it is working so effectively. Why would they need to change that?” Clarke requested.
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