The New South Wales government has made the decision to cut crowd sizes for the upcoming SCG test match.

The third test, which gets underway this Thursday, had been earmarked to host crowds of as many as 24,000 people.

However, it is understood that crowd figure has been halved again, to just 25 per cent of the ground’s capacity for each day of the match.

It is unclear as yet how tickets will be allocated for the game, the third in a four-test series against India.

Meanwhile, the fourth test in the series still hangs in doubt as the Indian officials continue to voice their opposition to further quarantine for their players.

The match is set to be played in Brisbane from January 15, however, Queensland has recently closed its border with Greater Sydney, meaning that Indian players would be subject to a hard quarantine if the match goes ahead.

However, Australian player Matthew Wade says that he still expects the game to go ahead.

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