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Gabba confirmed for fourth Test



The Gabba will host the fourth Test of the series between Australia and India, after a meeting between Cricket Australia and the Board of Cricket Control India on Sunday night.


After much conjecture in the lead up and during the SCG Test match, the news was confirmed by interim CA CEO on Melbourne radio on Monday morning before day five of the third Test.


“The fourth Test will be at the Gabba as planned,” Hockley said on SEN on Monday morning.


“I had a call last night from the BCCI secretary and he confirmed we are good to travel to Brisbane on Tuesday.”


Last week reports emerged India’s camp was sceptical of travelling to Brisbane for the fourth Test, fearing the Queensland government would renege on biosecurity measures signed off on by both boards and the state on December 29.


The Test will also have 50% crowd capacity after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the end of Brisbane’s three-day lockdown.


The city’s lockdown will come to an end at 6pm on Monday, with Queensland health seeing no need to extend the initial three day plan.


No new cases of covid-19 were detected across the three days after the state government responded swiftly after a hotel quarantine cleaner tested positive for the UK strain of the virus.


IMAGE: The West Australian.