Victoria will now face NSW this Friday 17 December and Sunday 19 December in the opening round of WNCL fixtures at the CitiPower Centre.
The Victorians were originally due to face the ACT but the matches were rescheduled after a player in an ACT high performance program tested positive to COVID-19.
Cricket Australia confirmed the adjustment to the 2021-22 Women’s National Cricket League schedule.
A number of ACT players and staff, including Meteors players, were last week undergoing a 7-day quarantine as per ACT Government directives.
The fixtures have been moved to allow the ACT Meteors sufficient time to prepare for their matches.
Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations and Scheduling said “The safety and wellbeing of players, match officials, staff and fans remains our top priority as we endeavour to deliver the entire 29-game WNCL season,” he said.
“We look forward to the WNCL getting underway safely next week and thank the States and Territories for their flexibility and understanding as we navigate scheduling challenges.”
Women’s National Cricket League fixtures (Victoria)
Dec 17: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre
Dec 19: Victoria v New South Wales, CitiPower Centre
Jan 9: Australian Capital Territory v Victoria, Manuka Oval
Jan 11: Australian Capital Territory v Victoria, Manuka Oval
Feb 14: Western Australia v Victoria, WACA Ground
Feb 16: Queensland v Victoria, Lilac Hill
Feb 22: South Australia v Victoria, Karen Rolton Oval
Feb 27: Victoria v Tasmania, Shepley Oval (Dandenong)
Access to the CitPower Centre matches will be free for fully vaccinated patrons.