News By/Courtesy: AYUSSHI KHANDELWAL | 31 Dec 2020 11:38am IST


  • played on 26 december
  • australia
  • history behind it

It's bizarre to hear the boxing day test match. It gives a feeling that it something identified with boxing or wrestling. Yet, it's really identified with cricket. Here is about when is it played, which nation has it and what is its history. The Boxing Day Test match is a cricket Test coordinate facilitated in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia including the Australian cricket crew and a contradicting public group that is visiting Australia that late spring. It starts yearly on Boxing Day (26 December) and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. At regular intervals, the Boxing Day Test shapes a piece of the 5-coordinate Ashes arrangement with England. By long convention, the Victoria-New South Wales Sheffield Shield coordinate included Boxing Day at the MCG as one of the booked long periods of play, a lot to the mortification of the NSW players who missed Christmas with their families, therefore. In the 1950–51 Ashes arrangement, the Melbourne Test was hung on the 22–27 December, with the third day's play being on Boxing Day, yet No Boxing Day Tests were played in Melbourne somewhere in the range of 1953 and 1967. As there were six Tests in the 1974–75 Ashes arrangement to fit them all in the Third Test at Melbourne was booked to begin on Boxing Day, starting the advanced convention. In 1980 the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Australian cricket crew tied down the rights to play the match every year. In New Zealand, a yearly Boxing Day Test Match was played at Basin Reserve in Wellington, including the New Zealand cricket crew as one of the contending sides. In the course of recent years, the Boxing day Test has been eliminated for a One Day International and Twenty20 matches including New Zealand and the visiting resistance public group. It has been reported that in 2013 the Boxing Day Tests will be getting back with the West Indies playing at Basin Reserve. In South Africa, a Boxing Day Test is frequently played if another public group is visiting to play the South African cricket crew. It is customarily played at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, and beginning from 2013-14 it will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion.


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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jan 2021 1:54am IST

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