Lockdown forces cancellation of state cricket champs
Brisbane’s COVID-19 lockdown has had far reaching impacts with state cricket championships on the Sunshine Coast forced to cancel.
The Queensland U16 boys’ championships was due to hit the pitch at Caloundra from Monday to Wednesday next week but will no longer go ahead following the announcement of a three-day lockdown across Greater Brisbane.
News Corp had planned to livestream the event.
With the COVID-19 restrictions running into the first day of the tournament, and a number of players hailing from the affected areas, Queensland Cricket made the call to cancel the competition.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Friday announced Greater Brisbane, which includes the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands, would go into a three-day lockdown from 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday.
It’s being enforced in a bid to contain the spread of the mutant UK COVID-19 after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive.
The U16 championships was set to feature four teams of the state’s future stars across four games over three days.
Kids from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, southeast Queensland and up to Cairns were to be involved.