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BGT: Cricket Australia Selected 5 Venues For Tests vs India

By Rohit - March 19, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 19, 2024 06:54 PM
BGT: Cricket Australia Selected 5 Venues For Tests vs India

Image: Cricket Australia has finalized 5 venues for five tests vs India

Cricket Australia has revealed the locations for their five-match Test series against India. Despite a low turnout for their most recent match against Pakistan, Perth's Optus Stadium will likely host the opening Test in November. Western Australia and Cricket Australia will collaborate and make every effort to increase stadium attendance in Perth.

Sources close to the board, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the schedule has yet to be officially revealed, said that improving Test cricket in Perth was a top goal for the governing body. The new 60,000-seat Perth Stadium has been barely occupied for Tests in previous seasons, although it is much busier during Perth Scorchers BBL matches.

Which are the venues for BGT-2024 for Ind vs Aus Test?

Stadium City Seating Capacity
Perth Stadium Perth 60,000
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Sydney 48,000
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 53,500
The Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground) Brisbane 42,000
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne 100,024

The highest attendance at the stadium was during the Perth Scorchers match in the Big Bash League which was 28,494 and the lowest was during the Test series against Pakistan (17,666).

With India and England set to travel to Australia over the next two years, Perth's Test attendance figures are expected to rise.

The sources further revealed that playing the series opener in Perth, with a three-hour time difference, and the day-night Test in Adelaide would provide cricket with a primetime lead-up to the Big Bash on Channel Seven and Fox. The Twenty20 competition could potentially continue uninterrupted from mid-December until the end of January.

The second match of the series will be played at Adelaide Oval and Brisbane's The Gabba will host the third Test match. The Boxing Day Test will be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and the last match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cricket Australia has yet to release the schedule for next season, with an announcement likely at the end of the month. However, the board has announced the complete details of the upcoming season of Men and Women's Big Bash League.

"The schedule is yet to be finalised," a Cricket Australia spokesman asserted as quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald.

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