0830 GMT November 27, 2020
The Herald Sun newspaper reported the year’s first Grand Slam risked being deferred even as the organizers discuss quarantine arrangements with the Victoria state government, Reuters reported.
“It’s pure speculation,” a TA spokesperson said.
“Earlier in the week we... (said) how we continue to work closely with the Victorian government and we will update with more information as soon as possible, and there’s no update from that at the moment.”
The report quoted Victoria premier, Daniel Andrews, as saying he was “very confident” of hosting the Grand Slam but the exact timing and arrangements “are not settled yet”.
The TA had planned for players and their entourages to arrive in Victoria in mid-December to have time to undertake a mandatory two-week quarantine period before competing in Melbourne in January.