ADELAIDE: Big Bash League (BBL) franchises – Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars hit with four and 15 new COVID-19 cases, respectively.
As per Cricket Australia (CA), four playing members of the Thunder tested positive ahead of their fixture against Adelaide Strikers. The cricketing body, however, gave the green signal for the New Year’s Eve match to proceed as per the schdule.
The four Thunder players have isolated themselves until they returned a negative result.
On the other hand, the Stars are facing an anxious wait after reporting 15 cases among their players and support personnel, with their next match against Perth Scorchers on January 2 at St Kilda’s Junction Oval.
Taking to Twitter, the official website of the CA, shared the news of the COVID-19 outbreak in the playing camps.
JUST IN: Eleven players across two BBL clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 as urgent discussions take place ahead of scheduled matches. https://t.co/av0hxIyOg2
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 31, 2021
It is apropos to mention here that the last night’s clash between the Stars and the Scorchers was postponed; following a COVID-19 positive case in the home side’s camp.