Cricket Australia has been struggling to find a solution for the hazardous smoke that is being released from the bushfires in eastern Australia and it has certainly affected the quality of air in its surrounding areas. Now, there are chances that it might disrupt the lucrative summer cricket schedule.
Recently, a match of Big Bash League between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers at Canberra’s Manuka Oval Saturday was called off due to the low quality of the air that might have affected the health condition of the players on the ground.
Cricket Australia holds a tough task ahead in the Big Bash League 2019-20
There were reports that the environmental conditions went so bad that some spectators required medical attention. Moreover, the Aussie speedster could only bowl two overs in that match. However, the major concern is surrounding the third game of the three-match Test series between New Zealand and Australia which will be played in Sydney. And, there are no signs that if the situations might improve or not ahead of the important match.
After the match got abandoned, Shane Bond, the head coach of Thunder recited the fact that it will be a big challenge for Cricket Australia in the upcoming days. The former Kiwi pacer also added the fact that he is not aware of what protocols will be followed going forward into the Big Bash League 2019-20. However, the most important thing is that the spectators’ health is not getting affected and they need to be on their toes with medical facilities.
“For Cricket Australia, it’s a challenge. I’m not quite sure what the process and protocols they’re going to have going forward. Ultimately you just want to get it right so that fans don’t get sick and everyone’s clear in terms of the medical staff as well,” Shane Bond said in the post-match conference as quoted by The New York Times.
Actually the main problem is that due to a sudden rise in the temperature in Eastern Australia, it has created some very very hot conditions that gave an early start to the fire season. So, far bushfires have destroyed more than 700 homes and nearly 3 million acres of bushland.
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