Queensland and Tasmania had been imagined to play a Sheffield Defend recreation on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the match was postponed simply earlier than its begin as a result of COVID-19 scare. The sport has now been deferred to a later a part of the season after the Tasmania staff refused to play and determined to return residence following experiences about Queensland recording 4 regionally acquired COVID-19 instances.
In accordance with the cricket.com.au web site, the match was scheduled to start this morning on the Ian Healy Oval at Brisbane, however Queensland Cricket took to Twitter to announce the postponement minutes earlier than the toss.
Queensland And Tasmania’s Sheffield Defend Match Postponed After Covid-19 Scare
Cricket Tasmania stated in a press release that it had made the choice to return their Tasmanian Tigers Marsh Sheffield Defend and One-Day squads to Tasmania on Tuesday. It stated the staff has taken a “cautious and thought of strategy” by opting to return residence.
“This isn’t a choice that was taken frivolously. Whereas the state of affairs in Queensland hasn’t prevented the match from commencing immediately, a cautious and thought of strategy is being taken and it’s our robust opinion that we’re higher having our gamers and workers residence as we construct a greater understanding of the present panorama,” it stated.
“We sit up for taking part in the Queensland Bulls on the first alternative. We thank Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia for his or her understanding and adaptability with this match postponement, and we hope that this preventative measure will, with hindsight, not have been required.”
A one-day cup fixture between the 2 sides scheduled for Sunday can also be prone to be postponed. Queensland was on account of host Tasmania at Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, however the match was postponed shortly earlier than 9.30 am after the Covid-19 instances had been reported.
Cricket Australia: Destiny Of The Postponed Match But To Be Decided
Cricket Australia stated the destiny of the postponed match is but to be decided. This season, Cricket Australia is struggling to get Australia’s males’s home competitions off the bottom on account of Covid-19 outbreaks in New South Wales, Victoria, and now Queensland.
State borders are closed to New South Wales, and Victoria with each males’s groups nonetheless caught of their residence states. There has solely been one Sheffield Defend match, and one Marsh Cup match performed up to now between South Australia and Western Australia in Adelaide.
“The (Defend) match can be rescheduled to a brand new date later within the season, following the Tasmanian staff’s determination to fly residence immediately,” the CA stated.
“Cricket Australia and all State and Territory Associations will proceed to make the well being and security of our gamers, workers, match officers, followers and the broader neighborhood our prime precedence as we glance to execute a protected and profitable summer season of cricket.”
Queensland’s residence Sheffield Defend conflict in Brisbane was postponed till later this season after Tasmania determined to fly residence on account of COVID-19 considerations in Queensland’s camp. On Tuesday, the hosts had been set to start their title defence in opposition to the Tigers at Ian Healy Oval at Brisbane.
Nonetheless, it was introduced simply earlier than the scheduled toss was to happen that the beginning of the four-day recreation could be delayed 24 hours. Then, about an hour later, the match was formally postponed after it was revealed Tasmania had determined to return to Hobart amid lockdown fears.
The likes of Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle had been anticipated to play.
Queensland Possible XI: Joe Burns, Bryce Road, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja (c), Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Jack Wildermuth, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Connor Sully
Tasmania Possible XI: Jordan Silk, Tim Ward, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, Ben McDermott, Beau Webster, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Siddle, Jackson Fowl, Sam Rainbird