With Tasmania set to go on a three-day lockdown due to the unfolding Covid-19 situation, the Women's Big Bash League matches to be played in Hobart over the upcoming weekend remains uncertain. Four matches were scheduled to be played at the Bellerive Oval on October 19 and 20.
Hobart is set to host the first 20 matches of the ongoing edition of WBBL, before shifting to Adelaide, Perth and Mackay. Seven out of eight teams are already in the city, with Perth Scorchers deciding to delay their travel to Tasmania by 24 hours.
"The Weber Women's Big Bash League acknowledges the decision of the Tasmanian Government to call a three-day lockdown in the interests of public health," WBBL stated.
"The health and safety of our players, staff, match officials and partners, along with that of the wider community, remains our top priority.
"We are currently working with the Tasmanian Government on options for the upcoming Weber WBBL|07 matches at Blundstone Arena, Hobart this weekend.
"All players, staff and match officials in Tasmania for the Weber WBBL have received COVID-19 vaccinations and received the required negative COVID-19 test results. All are currently participating in training at Blundstone Arena or at team hotels."