'Multiple' Covid-19 cases in Brisbane Heat Camp forces tweak in BBL schedule

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04 Jan 2022 | 06:05 AM
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'Multiple' Covid-19 cases in Brisbane Heat Camp forces tweak in BBL schedule

The Sydney Sixers will take on Perth Scorchers instead of Brisbane Heat in the BBL clash today

With the Covid-19 cases continuing to surge in Australia, today's clash between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers has been postponed following the coronavirus outbreak in the Heat's camp.

Instead, the Sixers will be facing Perth Scorchers a couple of days earlier than it was originally scheduled to take place.

The Sixers who were meant to face Heat today will not take on them on Wednesday (January 5) and then will take on the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong the following day. The entire Heat squad have had to go PCR tests due to 'multiple covid cases' in the Heat camp, as reported by Fox Sports

Players with positive PCR tests have to isolate for a minimum of seven days.

Terry Svenson, CEO of Queensland Cricket praised Cricket Australia (CA) for rescheduling the matches so quickly. “The health and safety of our players and coaches and support staff, and their families, is of paramount importance.

“By making a decisive call on tonight’s game, we can work as efficiently as possible to support those players who have returned a positive rapid antigen test and assist the replacement players coming into the squad.”

“It also means that fans who are attending the matches or were intending to do, can establish their options as soon as they are able.”

“We are providing all the support we can to players, staff and their families. I’d like to thank the medical and off-field teams at both Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia for their ongoing guidance and support.”

Heat are currently in fifth position, having won just three of their eight matches so far. They last beat Hobart Hurricanes by 14 runs on new year's day. 

This is not the first time the matches have been rescheduled due to positive Covid-19 cases. Melbourne Stars and Thunder too have had multiple cases in their camps. in fact, Stars had their match against Scorchers postponed due to positive cases in their camp.

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