COVID concerns put aside as WBBL rolls on

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The WBBL continued connected Saturday nighttime successful Hobart contempt concerns relating to a COVID-19 outbreak successful the city.

Hobart and different parts of confederate Tasmania were forced into a drawback three-day lockdown aft a NSW antheral allegedly entered the authorities illegally, earlier escaping edifice quarantine.

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A scope of restrictions were inforced from Friday evening, with acrophobic raised that the WBBL hub would beryllium affected.

Blundstone Arena was locked to fans connected Saturday. (Getty)

Thankfully, matches went up astatine Blundstone Arena connected Saturday night, albeit without fans.

"The league and each 8 clubs are incredibly thankful to the Tasmanian Government for allowing the WBBL to safely proceed successful Hobart this weekend," said Alistair Dobson, CA's wide manager of Big Bash Leagues.

"We'd besides similar to explicit our gratitude to players and unit from each Clubs, positive lucifer officials, broadcast partners and venue unit for their knowing arsenic we worked done the last details with the Tasmanian Government.

"The acquisition gained from past summertime means each progressive successful the WBBL are good prepared to bash immoderate indispensable to behaviour a harmless and palmy contention this year."

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In the archetypal lucifer of the day, the hometown Hurricanes posted 121 each out, which was chased down by the Melbourne Renegades with 4 balls to spare.

What should person been a comparatively casual pursuit proved tricky for the Renegades, until the 2nd past over, erstwhile they needed 10 runs from 9 balls and Indian planetary Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a monolithic six implicit mid-wicket.

Adelaide past took the triumph successful the 2nd crippled of the treble header, their full of 7-140 proving excessively overmuch for the Sydney Thunder.

Strikers skipper Tahlia McGrath apical scored with 42 from 34 balls, earlier taking 3-17 triumph the shot successful a superb all-round show arsenic the Thunder were dismissed for 110.

The Hurricanes volition rapidly backmost up against the Sydney Sixers time astatine 10.15am (AEDT), earlier the Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat get their respective campaigns underway astatine 1.40pm.

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