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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Boxing Day tests not sacred ?

Both The Australian and The Age have recently reported that there is talk of reallocating Boxing Day tests so that South Africa gets a better chance to benefit from holiday season crowds when it plays Australia at home.

Sure, no test fixture dates are sacred, though Melbourne's Boxing Day match and Sydney's New Year have come pretty close to being so. If the South Africa wants a home test every Boxing Day, why can't its visits to Australia be rescheduled so that it tours earlier or later (as India is doing in 2007 - 2008) in the summer. This would be a pity in some ways, as South Africa generally provides a competitive series, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. I also thought that test cricket was not well supported in the Republic, but maybe that's partly because matches aren't played at times when the crowds are able to turn up...
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