Strikers/Scorchers Clash In Alice Springs Moved To Adelaide Oval

Moved from Alice Springs.


Ethan Meldrum

29 January 2019

Ethan Meldrum

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The Strikers will play an extra game at Adelaide Oval this summer, with a clash against the Scorchers switched from Alice Springs to Adelaide.

The February 9 clash - the Strikers' last of the home and away season - will now be played in Adelaide after Traeger Park was declared unfit for use due to a sandy outfield.

Two WBBL games earlier this month had to be moved from Traeger Park to nearby Albrecht Oval due to the condition of the ground.

“It’s disappointing that the match can’t be played at Traeger Park given the importance of cricket being able to take this fixture outside of its traditional venues," Cricket Australia head of cricket operations Peter Roach said.

“We have been working closely with Alice Springs Town Council over several weeks to try to improve the condition of the playing field, however the outfield falls short of the standard required for this match and would represent an unacceptable risk to player safety.

“Despite remediation work undertaken in recent weeks, multiple sections of the outfield remain in a sandy condition and the loose footing presents a risk to the welfare of players.  Unfortunately, there is very little prospect that this can be rectified by 9 February.”

Anyone who bought tickets to the clash in Alice Springs will receive an automatic refund.

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