Cricket Australia today have cancelled the final round of the 2019-20 Marsh Sheffield Shield in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
 
This impacts the Tasmanian Tigers’ match against Victoria that was due to start this Thursday at the CitiPower Centre in Melbourne.
 
Cricket Australia are yet to make a decision on the Shield final which is due to start on March 27, however given the Tigers’ current position on the table we are not in finals contention. As such it draws to a close our Shield campaign for the season.

While it is a shame for the Tigers' season to end this way, Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Dominic Baker said that the decision was an easy one for Australian cricket to make.

"All state CEOs were consulted before these decisions were made, and safe to say there were no objections", said Baker. "Cricket is part of the national fabric, but there is no question that we have a greater role to play in helping limit the spread of coronavirus in every way we can."

"We will continue to work closely with Cricket Australia and Tasmanian health agencies as the impacts in our state become more visible."