BBL in chaos after Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder report multiple positive Covid cases

The Big Bash League has been hit by more COVID cases with four Sydney Thunder players and seven Melbourne Stars positive results. Eight Melbourne Stars staff members have also tested positive for the virus.

Development has jeopardized the Thunder’s New Year’s Eve clash against the Adelaide Strikers and is awaiting official word on whether the contest will go ahead as planned. Their BBL clash with the Perth Scorchers has been postponed after a Melbourne Stars staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

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Melbourne Stars general manager Blair Crouch said on Friday: “First and foremost, we wish a speedy and speedy recovery to all those affected by this outbreak. Especially with the challenges, the health and well being of our players and staff. Security will continue to be our priority.The new Omicron Edition introduces:

“We are providing all possible assistance to the players, staff and their families. I would like to thank the medical teams of both Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia for their continued guidance and support.”

The all-star players and support staff, who have tested positive, have been put in isolation and will not be available for the team’s upcoming two matches against the Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.

“The Stars are currently working with Cricket Australia regarding their immediate stability and will provide an update as soon as possible,” the team said in a statement.

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Earlier, Australia’s Test batsman Travis Head returned positive for coronavirus and will now undergo seven days of isolation in Melbourne, meaning he has been ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test to be played in Sydney. Cricket Australia has called up Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis and Nick Maddinson as cover for the Sydney Test starting January 5.

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