BBL Challenger moved to Canberra because of Perth lockdown


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The match was initially scheduled to be performed at Optus Stadium, and hosted by the Perth Scorchers following their defeat in The Qualifier on Saturday evening.

A snap five-day lockdown in Perth introduced by the Western Australian Authorities on Sunday because of a Covid-19 case has compelled Cricket Australia to shift Perth Scorchers’ Large Bash League ‘Challenger’ match on Thursday to Canberra’s Manuka Oval.

The match was initially scheduled to be performed at Optus Stadium, and hosted by the Perth Scorchers following their defeat in The Qualifier on Saturday evening. Nevertheless, the Scorchers will as a substitute stay in Canberra and face Brisbane Warmth.

“We help all governments throughout Australia of their efforts to handle the continuing public well being scenario and want Western Australia all one of the best in managing these newest developments,” mentioned Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Large Bash Leagues in an announcement.

“Likewise, we would additionally wish to thank the Perth Scorchers for his or her understanding concerning the choice to maneuver The Challenger to Manuka Oval. This has been an unprecedented KFC BBL season and the continuing flexibility and cooperation has been very important in getting us thus far of the Finals sequence,” he added.

The BBL last will likely be performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG) on February 6 between Sydney Sixers and winner of Thursday’s Challenger match between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Warmth.



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