The closure of borders and the logistical complications associated with the Covid-19 explosion in Sydney should force Cricket Australia to overthrow a cluster of BBL matches from New South Wales, which the governing bodies continue in the face of all SCG and SCG matches. blocking gabba.
Although tests for Sydney will begin on Thursday, Australia and India will play the remainder of the series under much tougher bubble conditions than before to meet the Queensland government’s demands for an SCG game. Before the final test of the series in Brisbane, the BBL patchwork was a different matter.
It is currently planned to play eight matches in Sydney, four at the SCG and Sydney Showgrounds in the western suburbs starting January 13.
However, with indications that the border with NSW should remain closed until at least the end of January, it seems increasingly likely that the CA will displace at least some, if not all of this game in the country bordering Victoria – South Australia. and the Adelaide Oval is looking at the most feasible option.
The Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat are clubs currently traveling through Sydney to attend scheduled matches.
Adelaide’s BBL presence is scheduled to end with a match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars on 11 January, two days before the first Sydney Olympics.
Moving to Adelaide means the Thunder, Sixers, Scorchers Hurricanes and Heat can move smoothly from their current camps in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia to SA starting January 13, with the borders between all states and these countries currently open to SA .
Another complication for CA is the fact that all games must be played in Sydney and teams must be placed under the same stringent and costly quarantine conditions currently required for testing teams with all booked hotel and security personnel. to follow him.
CA is also monitoring the circumstances surrounding Melbourne’s race selection to end regular racing at the end of January, although it is believed that matches are less likely to go ahead than those currently scheduled for Sydney.
CA always reserves the right to switch races if there are additional questions about borders and Covid-19 during the BBL, and has also not announced where the five finals will take place, which will take place between 29 January and 6 November. February must be done. . .
Due to other changes in the schedule due to border restrictions, the first seven Women’s National Cricket League matches, which were scheduled to be played between January 15 and January 19, have been postponed to late February and early March to allow for a full tournament play.
The new South Wales will have to travel to Adelaide and Canberra for their first two matches.