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Sheffield Shield Match Postponed


The Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria. At the SCG has been postponed after all-rounder Will Sutherland tested positive for COVID-19.

Less than an hour before the toss. It was confirmed that the Victoria team was now separated. While further investigations were underway.

“During routine COVID-19 testing, Will Sutherland has returned a test result. This requires further analysis,” a Cricket Australia statement said. “The Victorian team is currently self-isolating while this analysis and investigation is underway. Cricket Australia will provide further updates in due course.”

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This will be Australia’s first positive COVID case within professional sport and comes as the country moves to live with the virus with increased vaccination rates.

Both teams have been fully vaccinated against cricket. With both teams becoming the first sport to complete a full dose domestically.

Earlier this Season there was a Sheffield Shield Match Between Queensland and Tasmania.

Earlier this season the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland. And Tasmania in Brisbane canceled on the morning of the game. Because community affairs in the city encouraged Tasmania. To return home in case of border closures.

This was the third meeting between the sides this season, with the states barring themselves from playing due to border restrictions.

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The last two Sheffield Shield matches have been played in various bio-secure conditions for the safety of the Test players who were part of those games.

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