Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup matches to start in February despite border issues

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Western Australia continues to put up a hard border in Australia despite a decline of Covid cases in the country. But now the domestic championships of Australia such as Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup will begin on February 9.

Western Australia wants every player or staff member to quarantine for a period of 14 days and is not allowing travel in and out of the state. Australia’s head coach Justin Langer will also travel back to Western Australia on Saturday.

BBL winners Perth Scorchers will also travel on the 5th of February with their staff back to Perth. Western Australia team is all set to play in the Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup in which they are the table-toppers.

They will be playing a one-day game in Melbourne on the 8th of March and the final of the tournament will be played in the same city. For the Shield matches, Western Australia will be playing against New South Wales in Sydney on March 15 and then will face-off Victoria at their home ground in Perth on March 23.

No time frame has been given by the state as to when they will lift the hard border ban.

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