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Tuning In: ABC Grandstand and Australia's Test Tour of India

Welcome, and thank you for reading our blog byte. Your go to source for multicultural related news, updates, upcoming events and anything Gandhian we encounter. On a semi-regular basis, we’ll be delivering to you the inside scoop on all of the above, as well as any tips and tricks we can find to bring a bit of multicultural fun into your work-life balance.

In this edition, we’ll be providing you with a helpful little tip that will get you through your drive home, those boring days at work, and of course, those terrible, terrible Test Cricket cravings.

We have recently discovered that ABC Grandstand will be providing ball by ball coverage of the Australian Cricket team’s Test tour of India. Coverage will be delivered to you each and every day by world class commentators Gerard Whateley, Alister Nicholson and Prakash Wakankar, whilst former players Simon Katich, Dirk Nannes and Aakash Chopra will deliver commentary live from India.

Play is set to begin on February 23, 3:00 PM AEDT.

Check out a schedule for the Indian vs Australia Test Series below. Coverage will commence 5 minutes before play and end 5 minutes after. All games will be broadcast live and commercial free on digital radio station ABC Extra, online here, and on the ABC Radio App.

We like hearing stories like this because in the sporting world, there is nothing that links Indians and Australians in the same way that cricket does. Recently, Cricket Australia stated that “24% of Australia’s cricket participants have one or both parents born overseas.”

As cricket lover’s ourselves, we can guarantee you that this is going to be one high stakes Test Series. After a convincing Test series win over Pakistan at home, will Australia be able to end their losing streak of over 10 years in India? Will the young Matt Renshaw rise to the task of playing for his country overseas? And will Virat Kohli build on his astounding home batting average of roughly 62? Tune in to ABC Grandstand to find out!

One thing is for certain, this reporter will be.

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