BBL 2021-22: Heat vs Sixers match postponed as 12 Heat players test positive for Covid-19;

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BBL 2021-22: Heat vs Sixers match postponed as 12 Heat players test positive for Covid-19 – Due to numerous COVID-19 positive tests among the playing squad, the Brisbane Heat have agreed to postpone match against Sixers.

Due to testing notification delays, the complete picture of player availability did not emerge until this afternoon, when it became clear that a team would not be available in time for tonight’s game, with 12 players and a coach testing positive after yesterday’s round of PCR tests.

The Big Bash League match scheduled for tonight (5th January 2022) has been rescheduled for a later date.

The club is confident in fielding a 13-man team for next Big Bash league game against the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong, with Pakistan international Fakhar Zaman and Melbourne-based local replacement players qualified and ready to round out the roster.

The Heat’s remaining players and coaches, as well as eligible local substitute players, will board a charter jet from the Gold Coast tomorrow morning.

All 7 Game and 2 Game Gold Coast members will receive a full refund for this game. The membership team will be in contact via email to coordinate there fund.

Terry Svenson, the CEO of Queensland Cricket, thanked all stakeholders for their support and efforts to play the match.

“I understand how sad it is for the players, coaches, and staff who were all in favour of staging the game as usual.”

“Both fans and supporters will be disappointed that the squad has been harmed in this way and that tonight’s game will be cancelled.”

“We’re working hard right now to finalise preparations for the squad, including some who are now isolating or ill, for the coming week, and to secure a playing group to compete in matches within that time range.”

“We will provide whatever assistance is required for the seven-day isolation of the athletes and personnel.”

“I’d want to express my gratitude to both Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia’s medical and off-field departments for their continuous counsel and assistance.”

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