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Sheffield Shield match at CitiPower Centre cancelled

Sheffield Shield match at CitiPower Centre cancelled

The final round of Sheffield Shield matches have been cancelled in an effort to reduce travel.

This means the Victoria vs Tasmania fixture which was scheduled to start on Thursday will now no longer go ahead.

A decision as to whether the Final, scheduled for March 27, will continue will be made in due course.

Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, said the measures were appropriate given the current global health crisis.

“At times like this, cricket must take a back seat for the greater good,” Roberts said. “We have been in consultation with relevant government agencies, our own medical team and an infectious diseases expert for quite some time now, and we have taken all their advice into account in making these decisions.

“In recent days, it has become evident that we must play our part in helping limit the spread of the virus by reducing person-to-person contact wherever possible. These measures reflect that.

“The decisions made this week are not something we are accustomed to in cricket. But by making them, we hope we can contribute to the global effort to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of coronavirus.”

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