Melbourne: Dec 27, 2012
According to the Australian Associated Press, a recent inspection by CA found the facilities at the venue below par, whereas the hotel amenities have also failed to meet the CA and Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) standards.
“The change-room facilities are not up to international standard and there are various issues with the outfield and the pitch. The main thing is there are certain facilities they haven’t got that we would expect to be in place for international cricket,” he added.
A report in The Age informed that the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) could be compensated with a one-day fixture.
India will take on Australia in a four-match Test series, and the matches will be played in New Delhi, Mohali and Chennai.