Nasir Jamshed will be sentenced in February after entering a guilty plea in relation to bribery on Monday.
Australia superstar Steve Smith is confident there will be a "good" wicket at the MCG in time for December 26.
West Indies were indebted to a fine knock from Lendl Simmons as they took the Twenty20 series with India to a decider.
West Indies' top order delivered a powerful display to sink India in Thiruvananthapuram, with Lendl Simmons the standout performer.
After a series of off-field issues for Cricket South Africa, Faf du Plessis has said: "The attention needs to be on the cricket."
Sri Lanka will travel to Pakistan for two Test matches without pace bowler Suranga Lakmal after he fell ill.
The Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia has been abandoned, just weeks out from the Australia-New Zealand clash.
Having initially appeared to be out of the running, Graeme Smith is set to be named South Africa's new director of cricket next week.
England's highest Test wicket taker James Anderson is poised to return for a four-match series in South Africa.
Of Maldives Women's eight runs, seven came via extras, as Nepal Women cruised to a 10-wicket win to claim bronze at the South Asian Games.