Massive Bash League (BBL) on Friday confirmed that three matches of the continued 10th version of the T20 league will likely be moved from Sydney venues to Manuka Oval, Canberra on account of state border closures amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The choice has been made according to Cricket Australia’s dedication to giving all codecs and competitions the very best likelihood of finishing a full season,” Cricket Australia mentioned in a press release.
The three video games moved are:
January 13: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, initially scheduled to be performed at Sydney Showground Stadium.
January 16: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, initially scheduled to be performed at Sydney Cricket Floor.
January 18: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, initially scheduled to be performed at Sydney Showground Stadium
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Massive Bash Leagues, mentioned, “The choice to maneuver these three matches from Sydney to Canberra has been taken to make sure the continuation of the KFC BBL|10 season regardless of the continued public well being scenario and associated state border closures.”
“The logistical complexities of the KFC BBL, with a number of actions of a number of teams throughout a number of state borders, means transferring these video games provides us the absolute best likelihood of executing a full season. This differs from the logistics of the continued Vodafone Take a look at Collection, which requires fewer actions throughout state borders to execute a full sequence.
“As a part of our ongoing monitoring of the scenario in Sydney, we’ll think about whether or not or not we have to make any selections on the remaining matches in Sydney in the end,” he added.