Melbourne, Nov 4: The Sydney Cricket Ground’s 186 million-dollar revamp would not be finished in time for the biggest event on this summer’s sporting calendar, the Ashes, with the New Year Test initially announced as its completion date.
According to The Age, the latest update from the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust tells fans to expect to see some temporary facilities at the Sydney match on January 3.
Greg Campbell, a spokesman for the trust, said that, while the seats would be in and the roof would be on, the new pavilion was never expected to be 100 per cent completed when Australia take on England in Sydney, according to the report.
Campbell, who blamed an error in the announcement’s phrasing rather than any construction setbacks, said spectators at the fifth Test should not expect their enjoyment of play to be disrupted, the report mentioned.
When it comes to seeing the new pavilion for the first time in all its glory, that honour looks set to be enjoyed by fans of a different sport, the AFL, the report said. (ANI)