The Covid-19 outbreak has again shown to be a major hurdle in the world of cricket. The Big Bash League (BBL) match between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers, which was set for December 30th, 2021, has now been postponed. Here is Why Scorchers vs Stars Match Postponed.
Scorchers vs Stars Match Postponed
A member of the Melbourne Stars coaching team screened positive for COVID. All players were also taken to RT PCR testing. This game has been postponed for a future date. In addition, Pakistan bowler Haris Rauf was set to play for the Melbourne Stars in this match.
The Big Bash League (BBL) General Manager, Alastair Dobson, stated that the organizers had no choice but to postpone the match between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers. Dobson continued by emphasizing that the decision was made with the players’ safety in mind.
Unfortunately, tonight’s game will not go ahead as scheduled 😔⤵️ pic.twitter.com/0Ku7fY20qo
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 30, 2021
“While regrettable, the decision to postpone tonight’s match was the only option available given the exposures within the Stars cohort. The league has a number of biosecurity protocols in place to keep our participants safe and the competition moving forward,” said Dobson.
The Perth Scorchers have been relentless in the ongoing BBL. The Scorchers have won six of their seven matches in the competition, putting them in 2nd place in the points standings.
Perth Scorchers were defeated by the Sydney Thunder by 34 runs in their last match. The Melbourne Stars, on the other side, are ranked sixth in the rankings after winning three of their six matches. The Melbourne Stars defeated the Brisbane Heat by 20 runs in their last matchup.