The Ashes: Sydney Cricket Ground's not complete for fifth Test in January

Updated: 04 November 2013 14:37 IST

The Sydney Cricket Ground officials say fans and ground members could expect some temporary facilities in place at the SCG for the final Ashes Test, beginning on January 3.

The Sydney Cricket Ground's renovation of the Bradman and Noble stands will not be completed in time for January's fifth Ashes Test, the ground's operators said on Monday.

The SCG and Sports Ground Trust said fans and ground members could expect some temporary facilities in place at the SCG for the final Ashes Test, beginning on January 3.

"While practical completion for the new stands is expected early in 2014, we are working towards opening the majority of facilities for day one of the Test Match," the Trust said in an update on the 186 million Australian dollars (USD 176 million) redevelopment.

All the seating is expected to be in place for the Test beneath the new roof enclosure, a ground spokesman said.

The opening match in the five-Test series gets underway at Brisbane's Gabba ground on November 21 with England bidding for their fourth straight Ashes victory.

Topics : Cricket Joe Root Mickey Arthur Shane Watson Kevin Pietersen Glenn McGrath Australia Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
Related Articles
We Are Well Past That Moment: Ravichandran Ashwin On Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble Fiasco
We Are Well Past That Moment: Ravichandran Ashwin On Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble Fiasco
Australia Players Reportedly Mull Bangladesh Boycott
Australia Players Reportedly Mull Bangladesh Boycott
ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Nobody Expected Us To Reach The Final, Says Sushma Verma
ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Nobody Expected Us To Reach The Final, Says Sushma Verma
Show Comments
Advertisement