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CA defend Gabba India Test match scheduling

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts have moved to defend their decision to award Brisbane an India Test match over Perth.


Roberts said Queensland deserved the match based on the amount of cricket each state is awarded in an eight-year cycle.


"If Perth received the India Test (this year) it would mean that Perth would have hosted two England Tests and two India Tests over the eight-year cycle for a total of four ... whereas Brisbane would have only hosted two," Roberts said.


"And in the national interest and ensuring we take high-profile Test matches to cricket fans in Queensland, it was a more well-balanced solution. Assuming, of course, that we could get full crowds in play, that’s when this schedule was determined.


"The more balanced solution was to play the India Test in Brisbane, meaning over the eight-year cycle it would see Perth hosting three Tests against India and England and Brisbane also hosting three Tests against India and England."


IMAGE: cricket.com.au

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