Sheffield Shield game postponed due to Covid-19 case

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19 Nov 2021 | 02:12 AM
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Sheffield Shield game postponed due to Covid-19 case

The Victorian team is currently self-isolating after allrounder Will Sutherland tested positive

The Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria has been postponed after Will Sutherland tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday (November 19).

"The Marsh Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria at the Sydney Cricket Ground, scheduled to begin today, has been postponed due to a possible COVID-19 case in the Victorian side," Cricket Australia said in a statement, just 30 minutes before the scheduled toss at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

"In the course of routine COVID-19 testing, Will Sutherland has returned a test result which requires further analysis. The Victorian team is currently self-isolating while this analysis and investigation takes place."

Both teams are fully vaccinated and Cricket Australia will provide further updates in due course.

It's the second time this season that the start of a Sheffield Shield game has been delayed. An encounter between Queensland and Tasmania in September was called off after cases of community transmission were confirmed in Brisbane, striking fears that the Tasmanian squad won't be able to return home once the border was closed

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