Victoria’s men’s and women’s teams will get their campaigns underway in early September, following confirmation of domestic fixtures released by Cricket Australia today.
The women’s squad is scheduled to head to Queensland for WNCL matches on September 10 and 12 while the men’s squad hosts two consecutive Marsh One-Day Cup matches at the CitiPower Centre on September 11 and 15.
Between Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One-Day Cup and WNCL, the CitiPower Centre is scheduled to host Victoria 10 times during the domestic season.
The MCG will host three Marsh Sheffield Shield matches and a Marsh One-Day Cup match. Two of these Shield matches will be before Christmas with a further Shield match and One-Day Cup match to be hosted at the MCG in February after the BBL season concludes.
Cricket Victoria General Manager – Cricket Shaun Graf said preparations were well underway.
“There is a host of matches scheduled a little earlier than usual but we’re looking forward to what should be a fantastic summer of cricket. Just like 2020, we’ll be ready for any challenges that might be thrown our way. Both our squads spent a lot of time interstate in 2020-21 and hopefully we are able to spend more time on home soil this season and make the most of our broad ‘Big V’ fan base,” Graf said.
“From a squad perspective, we’ve had some departures in our women’s squad but those changes bring a huge opportunity for a number of new young players added to the squad. We’re looking forward to watching them develop under the direction of new Head Coach Jarrad Loughman. Our men’s Head Coach Chris Rogers has now had the benefit of a full pre-season program with his young and emerging squad, which will have us well placed to build on the steps we took last year.”
Victoria’s Domestic Fixtures
MARSH SHEFFIELD SHIELD
Sep 29 – Oct 2: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre
Oct 15 – 18: Victoria v Tasmania, MCG
Oct 26 – 29: New South Wales v Victoria, Manuka Oval
Nov 6 – 9: Queensland v Victoria, Gabba
Nov 17 – 20: Victoria v Western Australia, MCG
Nov 28 – Dec 1: South Australia v Victoria, Adelaide Oval
Feb 6 – 9: Victoria v Queensland, MCG
Feb 17 – 20: Tasmania v Victoria, Blundstone Arena
Mar 5 – 8: Western Australia v Victoria, WACA Ground
Mar 16 – 19: Victoria v South Australia, CitiPower Centre
March 26 – 30 (Foxtel)
MARSH ONE-DAY CUP
Sep 11: Victoria v South Australia, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Sep 15: Victoria v Tasmania, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Oct 4: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Oct 6: Victoria v Western Australia, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Oct 31: New South Wales v Victoria, Manuka Oval
Feb 11: Victoria v Queensland, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Foxtel)
Feb 22: Tasmania v Victoria, Blundstone Arena
February 27 (Foxtel)
WOMEN’S NATIONAL CRICKET LEAGUE
Sep 10: Queensland v Victoria, Ian Healy Oval
Sep 12: Queensland v Victoria, Ian Healy Oval
Dec 16: Victoria v ACT, CitiPower Centre
Dec 19: Victoria v South Australia, CitiPower Centre
Jan 7: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre
Jan 9: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre
Feb 16: Tasmania v Victoria, Lilac Hill
Feb 18: Western Australia v Victoria, Lilac Hill