The KFC Big Bash League has confirmed the January 13 match between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes will be moved from Sydney Showground Stadium to Melbourne.
The relocation is in response to the numerous challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the KFC Big Bash League and its clubs.
Sydney Thunder is working with the League regarding the staging of the club’s match against Melbourne Renegades which is currently scheduled for Sydney Showground Stadium on January 19.
“The past week has thrown many COVID-related challenges the Big Bash’s way, but throughout we have remained steadfast in our resolve to safely and successfully complete the season,” said Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues.
“These changes are designed to help the League and Clubs deliver on this, while also reducing risks to players, support staff and the matches themselves. Having our players based in one state provides significantly greater flexibility to manage any further impacts of COVID-19.”
Ticket holders for Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes at Sydney Showground Stadium will be contacted directly by Ticketmaster regarding the refund process. Sydney Thunder Members will be contacted by the club in the coming days.
The KFC Big Bash League has also confirmed a revised start time of 6:40pm AEDT for the GambleAware Sydney Smash between the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder on January 15 at the SCG.
Sydney Thunder Revised KFC BBL|11 Schedule: January 10-16
January 10 | 2:10pm AEDT | Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder | Melbourne Cricket Ground | Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 13 | 3:45pm AEDT | Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | Marvel Stadium | Foxtel & Kayo
January 15 | 6:40pm AEDT | Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder | Sydney Cricket Ground | Foxtel & Kayo