South Australia will host more cricket this summer as a result of the fixture release, with the West End Redbacks taking to Adelaide Oval in March for a four-day clash with NSW. The iconic venue will also see a 50-over game against NSW in March, before Karen Rolton Oval welcomes two limited overs contests in April.
The One-Day Cup will be a full 22-match tournament beginning on 16 February and concluding with a huge Final on 30 April. 13 games will be broadcast live on Foxtel, with the remaining clashes streamed live on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app.
The Marsh Sheffield Shield Final will be held from April 15-19, 2021 and be hosted by the top-ranked team at the completion of the regular season. The match will be broadcast nationally by Foxtel and will be live streamed on Kayo.
The news follows the announcement earlier this week of a full, eight-round WNCL competition from January 15, establishing CA as one of the only sporting organisations in the world to schedule matches at all levels available to them during the pandemic.
The completed domestic schedule has been created in consultation with governments, State and Territory Associations and the Australian Cricketers’ Association.
Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations, said:
“To have achieved close to a full slate of matches in a pandemic-afflicted summer is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in Australian Cricket and demonstrates a collective commitment to supporting and promoting domestic cricket,” Ginn said.
“Today’s announcement locks in the final pieces of the most complex scheduling puzzle ever attempted by cricket and we are exceptionally grateful to our players, State and Territory Associations and the ACA for their patience in this process and look forward to delivering a compelling end to the domestic season.
“We’re also grateful to Marsh who, as CA’s long-term risk management partner, has continued to assist us to navigate the challenges of the 2020-21 season across the whole of Cricket, from grassroots through to our international teams. Marsh’s support has been vital and through good risk management we’ve been able to announce such a strong men’s domestic schedule today to cap off an unprecedented summer/season.
“Cricket fans around the country have already enjoyed a highly successful start to the summer with the Dettol Men’s ODI and T20 series against India, Commonwealth Bank Women’s ODI and T20I Series’ against New Zealand, the rebel Women’s Big Bash League and four entertaining rounds of Marsh Sheffield Shield cricket.
“We’re now a week into the tenth edition of the KFC Big Bash League and will look ahead with great anticipation to the men’s Vodafone Test before the resumption of domestic First Class and List A cricket in February.”