New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazard has said that the fourth Test of the Ashes series will be held in Sydney as per schedule, although no compromise will be made on the health of the players. The fourth Ashes Test is to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 5.
Under New South Wales’s corona rules, one week of isolation is mandatory for contact with an infected person. More than 6000 cases were reported in New South Wales on Monday. Hazard said he would talk to health officials so that the match could go on as scheduled. He said, ‘The SCG test is special for us. I want to assure people that under our rules, any player who comes in contact with corona infected will have to remain in isolation till his corona test report comes negative.
Two members of the England team’s support staff and two of their relatives tested positive before play resumed on the second day of the third Test in Melbourne on Monday. They are all in isolation. The results of the investigation of the players of both the teams have come negative.