COVID-19 continues to hit the Big Bash League (BBL). The match between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, has been postponed after 12 Heat players examined positive for the lethal virus.
An official assertion from the BBL confirmed:
“Twelve Heat players today returned positive PCR tests for COVID-19 and are currently isolating. Despite its best endeavours, the club was unable to recruit enough replacement players in the 24 hours since the first case was identified to make up the required squad of 13 for tonight’s match. The league will advise a new date for the match as soon as possible.”
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s common supervisor of the BBL, defined the choice to postpone the game:
“In this instance, the decision to postpone tonight’s match was the only option available given the number of cases within the Heat squad and the inability to secure the required number of players fit to take the field.”
Tournament organizers had been additionally knowledgeable that the opposite BBL conflict between the Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes on the Adelaide Oval will go forward. However, the timing of the match has been pushed again to 7:15pm AEDT.
Meanwhile, the Heat’s fixture towards the Melbourne Renegades, scheduled for January 6, is about to go forward as the previous are “working through the recruitment and testing requirements for players to take part in that match.”
BBL 2021-22: Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell exams positive for COVID-19
Australian all-rounder and Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell has additionally examined positive for COVID-19. The Stars confirmed that Maxwell underwent a fast antigen test after his aspect’s loss to the Melbourne Renegades on Monday evening and returned a positive outcome. Maxwell is presently in isolation and is awaiting the results of a PCR test.
Before Maxwell, 12 different players and eight workers members contracted the virus. The Stars had been compelled to discipline a weakened crew for his or her final two fixtures as a result of absence of regulars within the wake of the COVID-19 state of affairs.
Meanwhile, round 10 players, together with Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile, are more likely to be out there for the Stars’ subsequent fixture towards the Adelaide Strikers on Friday. Their seven-day isolation is because of finish within the subsequent couple of days.
Also ReadArticle Continues beneath
According to a report in cricket.com.au, Melbourne Renegades have turn into the fifth membership to report a COVID-19 positive case. Following the event, the Renegades canceled their coaching session on Wednesday.