The 60,000 seat Optus Stadium in Perth is scheduled to host the fifth and final Ashes Test in January, but the venue's prospects of playing host are in the balance after Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan reaffirmed his stance on strict quarantine protocols. McGowan said players and members of broadcast teams would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine ahead of the Perth Test, which is scheduled to start on January 14, five days after the conclusion of the fourth Test in Sydney.
There are doubts over whether the fifth and final Ashes Test will be staged in Perth due to strict Covid-19 rules 🏺
Is a day-night Test at the MCG an alternative? 🤔— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 30, 2021