The coronavirus pandemic so far cost Cricket Australia 20 million dollars, but the impact could be more extreme if Tests against India are canceled.
India is due to visit Australia for a four-Test series starting in October, and CA chief executive Kevin Roberts stated bringing the top-ranked Test side to their shores will be essential.
He told during an online interview: “At this point, we won’t rule anything out in terms of the India series.”
This might include adding another Test, playing all games in one city, or behind closed doors.
“We want to stage a series that inspires the cricket world, whether or not there are people at the venue. So we’ll explore all the viable options,” he stated.
“We’re estimating that we’ve taken a 20 million dollar impact so far, and we have to anticipate, given the unknown nature and fast-moving nature of this situation, that there will be more risks than that 20 million.”
” If you consider the prospect of the international season, in particular, being affected, we have an issue of hundreds of millions of dollars on our hands.”
CA announced on Friday that 80 percent of its full-time personnel had been stood down. National coach Justin Langer and women’s coach Matthew Mott are among other personnel who have had their hours cut.