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Cricket Australia have denied rumours that the traditional Boxing Day Test will be put up for tender.
The Australian press reported that states all over the country would be made to bid for the Boxing Day Test, which has been held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) since 1950.
Responding to the mounting speculation, Cricket Australia general manager of operations Mike McKenna told Melbourne radio station 3AW: “We have no plans whatsoever to move cricket and the Boxing Day Test from Melbourne. What we are talking about to both the Victorian Government and other state governments is the opportunity to use the great events that we have already in their state to promote their state and increase visitation and economic benefit to the state.”
Victoria Sports Minister John Eren added: “I think it’s ludicrous for anybody to suggest that the Boxing Day Test would be moved anywhere else other than Melbourne because it would actually lose money.”