India are scheduled to tour Australia on the finish of this yr for a four-Test sequence.
“Cricket Australia’s bio-security budget for the summer has ballooned past AUD 30 million as the governing body seeks to protect its broadcast rights with stringent protocols amid a spectacular breakdown in relations with Seven West Media,” the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ reported.
Recently Channel Seven threatened to stroll away from its AUD 300 million plus broadcast rights because it felt that Big Bash League wasn’t being given precedence by the CA brass.
“Seven’s threat to walk away from the game has heightened CA’s determination to safeguard the season against an infection in an international or Big Bash League bubble, the result of which could be a loss of content and a disastrous breach of television contracts,” the report acknowledged.
While in May, CA’s former CEO Kevin Roberts projected a bio-bubble funds of AUD 10 million, the associated fee has elevated three-fold after a second wave of coronavirus infections hit the nation with the state of Victoria being worst affected.
“…it has emerged costs have reached three times that amount since the second wave of the virus, with the bill covering everything from charter flights to booking out whole sections of hotels and the purchase of COVID-19 test kits themselves,” the report additional acknowledged.
This Australian summer time with India’s tour is essential for CA which has been in extreme monetary disaster for the reason that begin of the pandemic and needed to lay off a majority of its workers as a part of cost-cutting measures.
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