Cricket Australia had decided to postpone the clash between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars. The match was slated to be played on Friday, January 7.
“Friday’s KFC Big Bash League Match between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars has been postponed. The Melbourne Stars currently have 13 players in isolation after testing positive for Covid 19. A number of those players are due to exit isolation soon, subject to a negative test.”
However, for the concern for the health and wellbeing of those players, the League has deemed it unreasonable for them to play a match in the time available after exiting isolation. The League will advise a new date for the match shortly, along with plans to safely execute the remainder of the KFC BBL|11 seasons,” the statement read.
“We acknowledge the wholehearted efforts of the Brisbane Heat to field a team tonight. However, in the time available it was not possible for them to secure the 13 players required, hence the decision to postpone the match,” Dobson had said.