Brisbane Heat has taken a hit with the rising Covid-19 cases in the camp. The Big Bash League on Tuesday confirmed changes in the schedule for three matches in the ongoing league. The decision was made to provide some time for Brisbane Heat to overcome this setback. You can check the BBL live score today here.

A lot of players in the Brisbane Heat squad tested positive for Covid-19 in rapid antigen test. The team has now undergone PCR testing for the full squad, staff and potential replacements.

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Schedule for 4th, 5th, and 6th January has been revised

The Brisbane Heat were earlier set to lock horns with the Sydney Sixers on January 4, Tuesday. The encounter has now been rescheduled for January 5. Perth Scorchers will instead take on the Sydney Sixers on the same day. A clash between the Scorchers and Sixers has been brought forward that was earlier scheduled for January 6.

On January 6, the Perth Scorchers will lock horns with the Sydney Thunder for a game that was earlier scheduled for January 5. All matches are to be played at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast over the next three nights. All four teams are currently in South East Queensland and have been cooperative in making last moment changes possible.

Statement of BBL’s General manager

Cricket Australia’s General Manager of the Big Bash Leagues, Alistair Dobson, in a statement said:

“Firstly, our thoughts continue to be with players and staff across all clubs, plus all in the wider community, who have been infected with COVID-19. We wish them all the best for a speedy recovery. The League and Clubs have learned to be nimble in the current environment and we are pleased that we have found a solution to help safeguard all three matches so quickly. We thank all clubs for their cooperation and our fans for their understanding in these rapidly evolving circumstances.”

Teams have suffered immensly due to covid-19 and BBL has tried very hard to keep the tournament going amidst covid-19 upsurge. Earlier, massive covid-19 outbreak had disrupted Melbourne stars’ and Sydney thunder’s camp. Ten players and eight staff members were put in isolation after returning positive PCR. In an official statement dated 31 December, the Sydney Thunder confirmed their four players have tested positive. The game between the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne stars scheduled for December 30 was postponed and is yet to be played. Read more about the betway app review here.

 

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