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Australia announces a jam-packed summer schedule as Covid recovers

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Six countries’ squads will play Australia during the country’s hottest summer in history. As per Cricket Australia, while the rebound from the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds. The calendar, which features Australia’s staging of the Twenty20 World Cup. Which comprises greater days of international cricket than before, but has generated worries in South Africa about conflicts with the state’s current official T20 league.

Australia announces a jam-packed summer schedule as Covid recovers

Cricket South Africa has requested the Australians to postpone a three-match One-Day International series scheduled for January 12-17, next year.

“We recently received permission from Cricket South Africa to rethink the scheduling of the 3 matches. But we were unable to identify alternate days as of yet,” Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley remarked.

“After being hampered by the epidemic for two years, the Australian men’s squad will have an incredibly crowded home summer in 2022-23 as we fulfill our promises.”

South Africa will also play Pat Cummins’ test side in a three-match series in December and January, marking the first time the Proteas have participated in the Boxing Day and New Year tests because 2008.

The calendar also features Australia hosting the T20 World Cup in October and November. When Aaron Finch’s squad will try to protect its crown won in the United Arab Emirates last year.

In preparation for the T20 World Cup, Finch’s team will face Zimbabwe, New Zealand, the West Indies, and England, preceded by a three-match ODI tour of England.

Perth, wherein international cricket has not been competed since 2019, will host the first test of the summer beginning Nov. 30 with a two-test series against the West Indies.

Pakistan is also scheduled to visit Australia for an innings tour that would pit the two countries against each other 3 times in ODIs from January 16 to 21, followed by three T20 matches from January 24 to 29.