Sheffield Shield Match at MCG Abandoned Due to Unplayable Pitch

After initially being indefinitely postponed on Saturday, the Sheffield Protect match between Victoria and Western Australia was deserted after a closing pitch inspection on Sunday morning, December 8.

The groups’ respective captains Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh, together with umpires Philip Gillespie and Geoff Joshua and match referee Bob Parry spoke to the ground-staff and people in control of operations on the MCG earlier than the beginning of play on Day 2. “A choice was taken that no additional play could be potential within the match,” Cricket Australia mentioned in a media launch.

Western Australia’s batsmen had been hit on a number of events on Day 1, after a sequence of deliveries bounced up unnaturally from good-lengths, and after Marcus Stoinis was hit within the ribs by an Andrew Fekete supply with the rating at 89/3, play was suspended.

Cricket Australia has already introduced {that a} completely different pitch is being ready for the boxing day Take a look at match between Australia and New Zealand.

Ought to CA not be capable to discover a date to reschedule the match, each groups shall be awarded three factors within the competitors.


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