Big Bash League: “Challenger” moves from Perth to Canberra

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Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder was defeated by Brisbane Heat in the knockout match at the Manuka Oval.© Twitter


Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Sunday that Thursday’s Challenger match in the Big Bash League (BBL) has been moved to Manuka Oval following the announcement of a five-day lockdown in Perth by the Western Australian government. The game was originally to be played at Optus Stadium and was hosted by the Perth Scorchers after their defeat in The Qualifier on Saturday night. The Scorchers now stay in Canberra and face Brisbane Heat. Alistair Dobson, Head of Big Bash League at Cricket Australia, said: “The League would like to wish all the best to all KFC BBL fans in Perth, especially the Scorchers fans who were hoping to see their team in action next Thursday after the announcement. of a hard lockdown by the WA government. “

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“We support all governments across Australia in their efforts to manage the ongoing public health situation and wish Western Australia the very best in managing these latest developments. Likewise, we would like to thank the Perth Scorchers for their understanding regarding the decision to relocate The Manuka Oval challenger. This has been an unprecedented KFC BBL season and the continued flexibility and cooperation have been vital to getting us to this point of the Finals series, “he added.

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On Saturday, it was confirmed that the Big Bash League final would be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on February 6.

The decision was made when Sydney Sixers beat the Perth Scorchers in qualifying.

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