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Cricket Australia has today announced a reconfigured schedule for the 2020-21 Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One-Day Cup and Women’s National Cricket League seasons.See the full release from Cricket Australia here.
The amended schedule will now see nine fixtures across the three competitions played in Hobart, instead of the previously scheduled 12.
Marsh Sheffield Shield
February 17-20: Tasmania v Queensland (Blundstone Arena)
March 20-23: Tasmania v New South Wales (Blundstone Arena)
Marsh One-Day Cup
February 22: Tasmania v Queensland (Blundstone Arena)
March 18: Tasmania v New South Wales (Blundstone Arena)
Women’s National Cricket League
February 17: Tasmania v Western Australia (Kingston Twin Ovals)
February 19: Tasmania v Western Australia (Kingston Twin Ovals)
February 25: Tasmania v New South Wales (Blundstone Arena)
February 28: Tasmania v Victoria (Blundstone Arena)
March 7: Tasmania v Queensland (Blundstone Arena)
Cricket Tasmania CEO, Dominic Baker, said the amended fixture was understandable given the summer cricket has had.
“While it’s obviously disappointing – particularly for our Cricket Tasmania members – that we will have less cricket in Tasmania than originally scheduled for the second phase of this domestic season, given the situation we have found ourselves in this year, it is completely understandable.
“The priority has to be delivering complete seasons across the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One-Day Cup and Women’s National Cricket League competitions, in a manner that is safe for all involved from a bio-security but also a mental wellbeing perspective.
“Tasmania played a vital role in successfully delivering KFC BBL|10 – the most-watched edition of the Big Bash League in its 10-year history – and we will continue to work with all stakeholders across Australian Cricket to ensure the fixtures we host between now and April run just as smoothly.
“We look forward to successfully delivering the fixtures we do have in Tasmania for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, and then will immediately turn towards planning for what we all hope can be a more ‘normal’ 2021-22 season.”