Sydney Sixers Left ‘Shocked’ as Erin Burns Unable to Join Squad
By Tanushka Gain
on Wed Oct 27 2021
The Sydney Sixers have been left “a bit surprised” that they have been unable to obtain permission for Erin Burns to join their squad in Adelaide or Mackay. Which means here she will miss the whole WBBL. until the Sixers were able to host the home final.
Burns, who was capped six times by Australia. He made himself unavailable for the start of the competition in Hobart. So that he can spend time at home after his tenure in the Hundred. Which required a two-week quarantine upon return.
It was hoped that she might join the team at Launceston. And when that was not an option. So the club tried to secure other routes but nothing worked.
The Sydney Sixers have said that if they are able to host the final at home – Cricket Australia has left the option open. Sanctions should allow – at the end of November – that Burns could rejoin the team.
“We tried to do everything we could, but to no avail,” said Claire Crudson, Cricket NSW’s interim head of women’s cricket. “We are disappointed for Erin and her teammates and a little puzzled as to why we are unable to achieve other sports by taking players and families across borders to fulfill their jobs.
“But in the end we respect the decisions and processes implemented by the state governments and feel for those who are outside the states who are unable to see family and friends.”
However New South Wales and Victoria have begun to open up to each other with increasing vaccination rates. But there are significant border restrictions for other states that are expected to last until December in most areas.
“I’m disappointed that I can’t join the Sydney Sixers because the WBBL is always such a highlight of the season. And so it’s devastating not to be able to pull off the magenta with the girls,” she said. Have a lot of confidence to do a good job. And I will follow it closely.”
Sydney Sixers are currently sixth on the table with two wins in their first five matches.