The Shield Finals will take place April 15-19. © Getty
Cricket Australia on Wednesday (December 16) confirmed a full One-Day Cup schedule for 22 games for the current season, starting on February 16 and running on April 30. It’s the final end of the Australian season.
A Sheffield Shield season with nine rounds in cricket season has been announced, which is one game less than the regular season. Victoria, who played only two of the first four rounds in South Australia, will play seven games in early 2021. New South Wales and Queensland each have six games remaining, while all other states have five.
The Shield Finals will take place April 15-19.
The schedule will be announced one week after the announcement of a full eight-round WNCL competition from January 15th. Peter Roach, Head of Cricket Operations at Cricket Australia, said: “The pandemic summer is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone in Australian cricket and shows a collective commitment to support and promote domestic cricket.
“Today’s announcement brings the final pieces to the most complex planning puzzle cricket has ever tried, and we are extremely grateful to our players, the State and Territory Associations and the ACA for their patience in this process and look forward to a convincing ending of the game. ” domestic season.
“We are also grateful to Marsh, who, as CA’s long-term risk management partner, continued to help us tackle the challenges of the 2020-21 season across cricket, from grassroots to our international teams. Marsh’s support was critical and through a good risk management we were able to announce such a strong domestic male schedule today to round out an unprecedented summer / season.
“Cricket fans across the country already have a very successful start to the summer with the Dettol men’s ODI and T20 series versus India, the Commonwealth Bank women’s ODI and T20I series versus New Zealand, the Big Bash League of the Rebel Women and four entertaining rounds of Marsh Sheffield Shield Cricket.
“We have now been in the tenth edition of the KFC Big Bash League for a week and will be looking forward to the Vodafone test for men before the resumption of domestic First Class and List A cricket in February.”