Australia’s annual sports calendar is not just confined to the AFL Grand Final and Australian Open. It also includes motor racing events, marathons and international cricket matches. Certainly at the forefront of the sporting calendar is the internationally-acclaimed Boxing Day Test match.
This annual event is held the day after Christmas on December 26th every year – running over the course of 5 days. The test match is held at the MCG – one of the most popular sports stadiums in Australia.
Boxing Day Test Melbourne 2016 Dates MCG, Australia v Pakistan
This famous cricket match is held between the Australian cricket team and another international cricket team. Usually the opposing team happens to be the one that is touring Australia for the summer that year.
This iconic cricket game is enjoyed not only by the Aussie fans, but by many other enthusiastic cricket fans from all over the world. Every four years, the test match is played as part of the 5-match Ashes series with England.
A number of notable events have occurred during this iconic cricket match; including the 700th test wicket taken by the legendary Australian Shane Warne. Based on past performance, Australia has a great record of winning these matches.
The 2016 event will feature Australia v Pakistan who will battle it out in the 2nd test. The game is scheduled to run from between 26-30 December 2016. You can find a link to the seating plan here.