The New South Wales (NSW) government has given clearance to the Victoria men’s team to enter Sydney for the domestic season, which will start this week.
The NSW government, while allowing the players to train and play in Sydney, has also given them strict orders to stay behind closed doors when they are not indulged in activities related to the games.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 at a quarantined hotel in Melbourne, the entire Victorian state was put in a five-day lockdown, preventing the team from getting into the Sydney territory. The NSW government had directed all the people who had been to Victoria in the last couple of weeks were entitled to follow the lockdown rules.
However, given the upcoming Marsh One-Day Cup and the Marsh Sheffield Shield game, Victoria managed to gain clearance for travelling to Sydney for their clash against the team.
“Cricket Victoria would like to thank the NSW Government, the Victorian Government and Cricket Australia for their support and guidance on the matter,” said a Cricket Victoria spokesperson.
Victoria’s Marsh One-Day Cup squad: Peter Handscomb (c), Xavier Crone, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Nic Maddinson, James Pattinson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland.
Victoria’s Marsh Sheffield Shield squad: Peter Handscomb (c), Scott Boland, Seb Gotch, Marcus Harris, Jon Holland, Nic Maddinson, Wil Parker, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Will Pucovski, Matt Short, Will Sutherland