HEA vs SIX Match Cancelled: In a big breaking news, today’s second game of the Big Bash League T20 2021-22 season between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers has been postponed. The harsh decision has been taken after as many as 15 members of the Brisbane Heat contingent tested positive for Covid-19 that includes both players and support staff. It has also been announced that the opening game of today’s BBL doubleheader, Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes will now start at 1:45 PM IST.
Originally, the Brisbane Heat were supposed to play the Sydney Sixers on 4 January at the Carrara Oval in Queensland, however, due to multiple Covid-19 cases in the Heat camp, Perth Scorchers took their place in that encounter. And now today, Brisbane Heat revealed that they are unable to field even 13 players for their game against Sixers and thus, the officials had no other option than to call-off the game. It is understood that a total of 12 Brisbane Heat players have tested COVID-19 positive and they are currently isolating.
“In this instance, the decision to postpone tonight’s match was the only option available given the number of cases within the Heat squad and the inability to secure the required number of players fit to take the field,” Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash League, said.
It has also been understood that as of now Brisbane Heat’s next game against the Melbourne Renegades scheduled to be played on 6 January, 2022 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong is set to go ahead as the club is “working through the recruitment and testing requirements for players to take part in the match.”
While talking about the ongoing Big Bash League T20 2021-22 season, the Perth Scorchers are currently placed at the top position on the points table with a total of 8 wins from 9 matches. The Brisbane Heat are slotted at the fifth spot in the team standings with three wins and five losses.
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