The growing outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney has seen outdoor gatherings limited to 30 people for New Year’s Eve. People are not allowed on the Sydney foreshore for the New Year’s Eve fireworks, and Carols in The Domain was televised, without a live audience.

Yet the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground is going ahead as planned during the biggest community outbreak of COVID-19 to date in Sydney, at 50 per cent crowd capacity, which is about 24,000 people.

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