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Cricket Australia expects 100 per cent spectators in stadiums in the 2021-22 season

Cricket Australia (CA) will sell tickets to stadiums at 100 per cent capacity in anticipation of huge crowds ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) for next season (2021–22), despite the nationwide lockdown. has posed challenges in front of the audience to be a part of the live match.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 5 after tickets are made available to priority members. MCG will be able to sell 85 per cent of its capacity initially. It is noteworthy that during the 2020-21 season the size of the crowd was restricted at various levels.

The cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in Australia are currently under lockdown due to the increasing outbreak of the Corona epidemic. All three cities have bypassed spectator attendance to continue their competitions amid wide border restrictions. Following the multi-format series between the Australian and Indian women’s team and the T20 World Cup, Afghanistan will tour Australia for a Test before the Ashes between England and Australia, starting December 8 in Brisbane. This will be followed by the women’s Ashes series from the end of January, while the Australian men’s team will face New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the February white-ball series.

Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nick Hockley said in a statement: “We are working closely with venues and governments across Australia to ensure that tournaments are held safely.” We appreciate their support. We can of course guarantee fans a full refund in the event of reduced seating capacity at these tournaments due to government restrictions related to the Corona pandemic.

Hockley recently said in a statement that he believed the experiences from last summer, where Cricket Australia was able to play a full professional season, would put him in good stead.