Half-capacity Gabba Take a look at to be re-ticketed two days earlier than begin

“We sit up for welcoming the Indian and Australian groups later this week as they put together for the ultimate Take a look at of what has been a aggressive and thrilling collection,” Mr Svenson stated.

“Whereas capability can be decreased, there’ll nonetheless be ample alternative for followers to benefit from the Take a look at match. We encourage them to watch the latest protocols outlined at this time by Queensland Well being, put on a face masks and get alongside to the Gabba.”

The Gabba Take a look at, which is able to begin at 10am on Friday, had looked to be in jeopardy after reviews the Indian crew have been reluctant to re-enter a tricky quarantine regime whereas not enjoying or coaching.

Daily crowds have been capped at 25 per cent of the SCG’s capacity on account of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. A person who attended day two of the Melbourne Take a look at later examined constructive, resulting in 1000’s of individuals being directed to get examined and self-isolate.

Simply days previous to the prognosis of a Brisbane quarantine lodge cleaner, which might spark a three-day lockdown of town and a few lingering restrictions for the remainer of the virus’ 14-day incubation interval, Queensland’s chief well being officer Jeannette Younger had approved plans for the event to go ahead at full capacity.


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated masks could be obligatory whereas coming into, leaving and shifting across the stadium – although not whereas seated and watching.

“In case you are sitting there at your seat you’ll not have to put on your masks since you are outdoors,” she stated. “However if you’re going alongside to the cricket, take your masks, put it on, most individuals can be coming by public transport anyway the place you’ll have to put on your masks.”

Only one regionally acquired an infection has been linked to the cleaner, her associate, since her case was introduced final week. Nearly 13,500 checks have been carried out by well being authorities throughout the state on Monday.