CA: Boxing Day Test ‘safe’

The Australian newspaper had suggested that big matches could be moved around based on bidding between states, an arrangement that would leave Melbourne??vulnerable to losing its flagship event.

But that idea was shot down by CA executive general manager of operations Mike??McKenna who 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.”

Victorian Sports Minister John Eren said: “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.”

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