Cricket Australia today released its 2020-21 schedule, with Adelaide slated as the host for the Second Test between Australia and India, starting on Friday, 11 December.
Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia CEO, said:
“While acknowledging the difficulty in navigating a global pandemic, we are nonetheless encouraged by the progress Australia is making in combatting the coronavirus and the positive impact that is having on our ability to host an exciting summer of cricket in 2020-21.
“We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today, but we’ll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer. We will communicate any changes to the schedule if or when they are required.
“We are engaged in ongoing discussions with federal and state governments, our venues and the touring nations to continually understand and monitor the situation in front of us, which is evolving every day. We’ll continue to act in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players and support staff."
Roberts added: “Cricket plays an important role in society, and we know our fans are excited at the prospect of seeing their heroes in action again this summer after what has been a challenging year for everyone. We will continue to assess whether it is possible for them to attend matches in person, however if it is not deemed possible, we already have a solid blueprint in place."
The proposed Test would be the fifth day-night match played at Adelaide Oval since SACA pioneered the concept, with the first-ever pink ball match played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
Adelaide Oval is also scheduled to host the third Gillette T20I against India on Saturday, 17 October before the Test series, followed by New Zealand in the first ODI on Tuesday, 26 January.
SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw said:
“We are delighted with our fixture list for the coming summer. We are excited to be hosting India in their first ever day-night Test on Australian soil.
“Obviously there are many obstacles yet to navigate in the current climate and we are mindful of the need to be flexible as circumstances may change over the coming months.
"As it stands the schedule provides our Members and public a great mix of international cricket.”
Adelaide international schedule 2020-21
17 October (Saturday): men’s Gillette T20I, Australia v India (Adelaide Oval)
11 December-15 December: men’s Second Test (d/n), Australia v India (Adelaide Oval)
26 January (Tuesday): men’s Gillette ODI, Australia v New Zealand (Adelaide Oval)
29 May 2020