Competitive cricket is going to start on Australian soil this week. After more than two months of lockdown, T20 cricket will begin with fans in Australia. A T20 tournament in Darwin starts this week,
Fans will also be allowed to come to the stadium to see it. Let us know that the last match on Australian soil was played on 13 March, which was an ODI match between hosts Australia and New Zealand.
The CDU Top End T20 tournament will be played in the round robin format, with 15 matches. In this tournament, 500 spectators will be allowed to come to the ground. This tournament will be held on the weekend of June 6 to 8 on the occasion of Queen’s birthday. This tournament is also being held here because there is no active case of corona virus in Northern Territory from May 21.
The tournament consists of seven Darwin Premier Grade Clubs and an Invitational XI, featuring the best players in the ‘Asia Cup’ competition of the Northern Territory, a testing ground for cricket in a COVID-19 environment. After the match between Australia and New Zealand without spectators on March 13, the nationwide lockdown was done and the conditions were controlled. At the same time, the Australian Cricket Board has asked the players to practice.
Joel Morrison, chief executive officer of Northern Territory Cricket, spoke to the Australian Cricket Board’s official website, saying, “We have a unique opportunity to show Darwin’s spectacular dry season to a global audience, as well as unprecedented disruptions to the game.” This is also the right time to celebrate the return of cricket. It has been a very uneasy situation for everyone across the world and we are hoping to bring some happiness to the cricket community. “