Cricket Australia Revise BBL Schedule After COVID Outbreak In Heat Camp

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Brisbane Heat vs Sixers Match Postponed
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The Brisbane Heat have made adjustments to their Big Bash League schedule for the current season. The Heat’s clash against the Sydney Sixers was scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, at the Carrara Oval in Queensland, unfortunately, it’s now been pushed by a day. Now, the Scorchers will tackle the Sixers on Tuesday at the very same location. Here we discussed on BBL Revised Fixtures.

BBL Revised Fixtures

RT-PCR tests are now being conducted on the Heat team and prospective alternatives are undertaken. Once tests are in, a selection of potential alternatives will be made, and the team will be confirmed. Those who have tested positive for the deadly virus must be isolated until their PCR tests are done.

Ticket holders for Tuesday’s game between the Heat and the Sixers are redeemable on Wednesday, January 5. The Heat, captained by Jimmy Peirson, will also travel to Melbourne to play the Melbourne Renegades at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Meanwhile, Terry Svenson, the CEO of Queensland Cricket, lauded Cricket Australia for implementing the preparations on this urgent basis.

“The health and safety of our players and coaches and support staff, and their families, is of paramount importance. By making a decisive call on tonight’s game, we can work as efficiently as possible to support those players who have returned a positive rapid antigen test and assist the replacement players coming into the squad,” said Svenson.

“It also means that fans who are attending the matches or were intending to do, can establish their options as soon as they are able,” he stated.

“We are providing all the support we can to players, staff, and their families. I’d like to thank the medical and off-field teams at both Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia for their ongoing guidance and support,” Svenson added.

Rescheduled BBL 2021-22 Fixtures:

Jan 4: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

Jan 5: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers

Jan 6: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades

Jan 6: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder

Also read: Hayden Kerr’s Brilliant Spell Limits Scorchers To 143

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