Among the newly released fixtures, Queensland will host Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match and Marsh One-Day Cup game in Townsville on October 27-30 and November 1 respectively.

Blundstone Arena will then play host its first Sheffield Shield match of the season on November 10-13, with Tasmania hosting South Australia.

New South Wales and Victoria will also finally be able to get their 2021-22 domestic seasons underway.

Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations and Scheduling, said:

“We are delighted to announce a new raft of Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield matches.

“Scheduling cricket in a pandemic continues to be challenging and it’s only been through the hard-work of our State and Territory Associations, partners, players, match officials and staff that we’ve been able to stage the following fixtures.

“The upcoming Ashes series promises to be tough encounter, making it important to play as much red-ball cricket as possible and give all Test aspirants the opportunity to put their hand up. 

“We will continue to work through the remainder of the men’s domestic season prior to the KFC Big Bash League, acknowledging the need to ensure ground availability for the Weber WBBL finals. “

Marsh Sheffield Shield
Oct 27-30:  Queensland vs Tasmania – Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Nov 10-13: Tasmania vs South Australia – Blundstone Arena

Marsh One-Day Cup
Nov 1: Queensland vs Tasmania – Riverway Stadium, Townsville

Revisions to the schedule have been made due to state border restrictions, public health conditions and their related impacts, with Cricket Australia and all State and Territory Associations committed to prioritising the health and safety of the community, players, staff and match officials.