BBL 21-22: 5 matches moved out of Perth due to Covid issues

BBL21-22 5 matches moved out of Perth due to Covid issues.

Due to state boundary difficulties, CA has confirmed that five 2021-22 Big Bash League games. Scheduled at Perth’s Optus Stadium would be moved to other locations. The Western Australian government has implemented travel restrictions. As a result of the dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases in New South Wales. Which implies that the Perth fixtures will be canceled.

In the two weeks before their scheduled games. All of the teams were meant to travel to Perth through New South Wales or Victoria. The Western Australian government has categorized Victoria as a “extreme danger” state, while New South Wales’ borders will be closed altogether from December 18 onwards.

As things stand, Perth’s game against Hobart on December 20, has been moved to Blundstone Arena.

The games against Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars on December 26 and December 30, will now be played at Marvel Stadium.

While the status of the games against Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers, On January 5 and January 6 has yet to be confirmed.

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We are grateful to all stakeholders for understanding these circumstances: BBL21-22 chief

“We appreciate this is a regrettable decision for the Scorchers’ dedicated fanbase.” Alistair Dobson Cricket Australia’s General Manager stated.

“However, in the current environment, we want to give certainty for members. Fans, players, match officials, and staff.” While we would have preferred to play these games in Perth. It was simply not viable under the current conditions due to a variety of factors.”

“We appreciate the Scorchers’ patience and understanding in these trying times.” “We appreciate all of the other affected Clubs, partners, broadcasters. And venues for their continued flexibility as we navigate our way through the season.” He added.

This comes after the fifth Ashes Test.

Premier Peter Gutwein said, “This is a famous triumph for Tasmania.” “This top-level international tournament will be the largest sporting event ever staged by our state.”

“I’d want to express my gratitude to Cricket Tasmania for their assistance with our application. Also, thanks to Cricket Australia for their involvement in this. And for making the best decision for cricket and its development across the country.”

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