What Is the Meaning of Boxing Day Test? As cricket fans, we have heard about this so-called boxing day test match. But what does this actually mean? Let us explain. It is an international cricket match (Test format) which took place in Melbourne and has as participants the Australian cricket team and one of its international rivals. It begins annually on Boxing Day (December 26th).
The tradition of playing these ‘Boxing Day Tests’ began in the year 1950. While they weren’t able to secure the rights for test matches of this kind until 1980. The modern-day boxing day tests began in the 1974-75 Ashes series. Recent developments include the announcement of a medal for the best player of the annual Boxing Day Test Match (Johnny Mullagh Medal).
A lot of cricket fans come down to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to enjoy the match on a yearly basis. However, this year, the Boxing Day test is in progress as India is playing against Australia in Sydney. Also, it isn’t like a Boxing Day Test has to be played on Melbourne Cricket Ground with Australia as one of the competitors.
Any test match which starts on Boxing Day is a Boxing Day Test. Also, it has far more marketing potential than any other test as it is usually played at the end of the year.
Now let’s talk about What Is the Meaning of the Boxing Day Test? It is a holiday that comes right after Christmas eve. As of today, it is kind of a shopping holiday. It was originally celebrated in the UK but the commonwealth countries also celebrate this. In the past, it used to be a mandatory holiday for workers and servants.
With regards to other countries, it’s celebrated as St. Stephen’s Day in Catalonia and Ireland. But, Boxing Day Tests take place in New Zealand and South Africa as well.