The five- match Ashes series between hosts Australia and England is going to start from December 8, but before that a big news related to this series has come to the fore. Ahead of the Ashes series, Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday verified that the fifth Test of the forthcoming Ashes series against England won’t be played in Perth. This match has been canceled for the time being.
In fact, Justice Australia said that this decision has been taken in view of the difficulty in meeting thebio-bubble ( safe terrain created to cover against nimbus) demand. According to the rules in the state of Western Australia (WA), counterblockade is necessary for the players after reaching there. To avoid this, Cricket Australia has planned to cancel this match.
Justice Australia has also verified that an alternate venue has not yet been named, but Hobart in Tasmania is leading the way. The countries of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales as well as the National Capital Territory of Australia have expressed interest in hosting the match.
“We’re deeply disappointed to be unfit to host the fifth Test of the Men’s Ashes at the Perth Stadium,” said CA CEO Nick Hawke.
Ever since the new variant of Corona appeared, Western Australia had made it clear that if it wants to enter Perth, also the rules of counterblockade will have to be followed.
Not only the players, but members of the broadcasting platoon to the support staff will also have to stay in counterblockade. This wasn’t possible because there’s a gap of only a many days in the fourth and last match. As similar, this match has been cancelled.