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MCG Test to have 85 per cent crowd capacity, rest will have full attendance, says CA



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Cricket Australia confirmed that all Ashes Tests will have 100% crowd capacity, with the exception of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, which will have an attendance of 85%.

Australia will square off against the England side in a five-match Test series from December 8 to January 18. After Ashes, Cricket Australia will host Women’s Ashes against England, the multi-format Women’s series versus India, and the respective Men’s ODI and T20I matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Cricket Australia (CA) has managed to secure permission from the government regarding the presence of the fans in the stadium.

“The 2021-22 summer of international cricket promises to be one of the biggest ever. The anticipation around both the men’s and women’s Ashes is building, especially as we have witnessed some incredible Test cricket in the UK. The Ashes rivalry is one of the biggest in world sport, and we hope that conditions will allow as many fans as possible to attend,” said Nick Hockley in an official CA release.

“In addition to the Ashes, we’re incredibly excited to host international cricket across 11 venues and seven states and territories, ensuring fans all across the country have the opportunity to see the best players in the world. We continue to work closely with venues and governments across Australia to ensure that events are held safely and greatly appreciate their support,” he added.

CA also confirmed that the tickets will be refunded without any cuts if the capacity in the stadiums is decreased due to any factor.

“In the event that capacities are reduced due to government restrictions associated with the pandemic, we of course guarantee fans full refunds,” Hockley concluded.