Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is confident that the cases of corona virus will not increase due to the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England starting on Sunday. Fans have been told that if they violate the guidelines of Covid-19, they will be thrown out of the stadium.
There is no cap on the number of viewers at the MCG this year and 55,000 tickets have already been sold, according to local media. Last year when Australia hosted India amid the pandemic, only 30,000 spectators were allowed into the stadium every day.
70,000 spectators are expected to reach on the first day of the match. Before this match, there has been concern about Omicron, the new form of Covid-19. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, MCC chief executive Stuart Fox said, "There is always a risk (of the spread of the virus) but we have prepared a Covid protection plan for it."
He said, “We have implemented this plan well. This was an important issue for us in football this year and we executed it very well." It will be mandatory for the spectators to wear masks.
Australia has won both the Tests before the Ashes series. In the first Test held in Brisbane, the host nation defeated England by 9 wickets. At the same time, in the second day-night test held in Adelaide, Australia won by a huge margin of 275 runs.