NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Wednesday that outdoor stadiums will be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity as of Monday, as the state is loosening social-distance restrictions after three weeks without a new case of Kovid-19.
“What we are trying to achieve here is a healthy balance of giving people freedom and allowing businesses to thrive, but also retaining the basic principles of living in a covid-safe manner,” Berejiklian told reporters.
Australia play their third and final T20I against India at the 48,000-seat Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
The opening T20 at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday and the second match on Sunday at the SCG sold out quickly after half a capacity last month.
Cricket Australia welcomes easing of crowds caps in NSW, saying in October that biosafety measures and crowdfunding restrictions could hit a $ 120 million ($ 88 million) hole in its 2021 financials.
SCG will also host the third Test of a four-match series against India in January.
At the State of Origin Rugby League match in Brisbane last month, a crowd of 49,155 won Queensland over New South Wales, the world record stadium attendance for the sport since the beginning of the Kovid-19 epidemic.