Cricket Australia announce complete fixtures for 2020-21 home season; to host India, West Indies, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and New Zealand

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Sydney, Australia Published: May 28, 2020, 04.47 PM(IST)

Cricket Australia announce fixtures for 2020-21 home season Photograph:( AFP )

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Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced the complete calendar for their 2020-21 home season but admitted the fixtures remained in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CA CEO Kevin Robers said that the scenario is “evolving every day” as he announced the schedule against New Zealand, Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Afghanistan and India.

Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced the complete calendar for their 2020-21 home season but admitted the fixtures remained in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CA CEO Kevin Robers said that the scenario is “evolving every day” as he announced the schedule against Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Afghanistan and India.

Australia are also scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in October and November and the matter is on the agenda of ICC Board’s Meeting on Thursday.

Recently crowned T20 world champion, Australia women will host New Zealand in India.

"We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today," Roberts said in a statement.

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"But we'll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer."

The India tour of Australia will begin in Brisbane on December 3, followed by the second Test in Adelaide from December 11, Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and New Year Test in Sydney from January 3.

"We are engaged in ongoing discussions with federal and state governments, our venues and the touring nations to continually understand and monitor the situation in front of us, which is evolving every day," Roberts said. 

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Cricket Australia 2020-21 Season Complete Fixtures:

Men

Aug 9 - Australia v Zimbabwe 1st ODI at venue TBA

Aug 12 - Australia v Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at venue TBA

Aug 15 - Australia v Zimbabwe 3rd ODI in Townsville

Women

Sept 27 - Australia v New Zealand 1st T20 in Sydney

Sept 29 - Australia v New Zealand 2nd T20 in Sydney 

Oct 1 - Australia v New Zealand 3rd T20 in Sydney

Oct 5 - Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI in Townsville 

Oct 7 - Australia v New Zealand 2nd ODI in Cairns 

Oct 10 - Australia v New Zealand 3rd ODI in Gold Coast 

Men

Oct 4 - Australia v West Indies 1st T20 in Townsville

Oct 6 - Australia v West Indies 2nd T20 in Cairns

Oct 9 - Australia v West Indies 3rd T20 in Gold Coast 

Oct 11 - Australia v India 1st T20 in Brisbane

Oct 14 - Australia v India 2nd T20 in Canberra

Oct 17 - Australia v India 3rd T20 in Adelaide

Nov 21-25 - Australia v Afghanistan, only Test in Perth

Dec 3-7 - Australia v India 1st Test in Brisbane

Dec 11-15 - Australia v India 2nd Test in Adelaide 

Dec 26-30 - Australia v India 3rd Test in Melbourne 

Jan 3-7 - Australia v India 4th Test in Sydney

Women

Jan 22 - Australia v India 1st ODI in Canberra

Jan 25 - Australia v India 2nd ODI in Melbourne

Jan 28 - Australia v India 3rd ODI in Hobart

Men

Jan 12 - Australia v India 1st ODI in Perth 

Jan 15 - Australia v India 2nd ODI in Melbourne

Jan 17 - Australia v India 3rd ODI in Sydney 

Jan 26 - Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI in Adelaide

Jan 29 - Australia v New Zealand 2nd ODI in Canberra 

Jan 31 - Australia v New Zealand 3rd ODI in Hobart

Feb 2 - Australia v New Zealand only T20 in Sydney
 

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