This news comes after the South Australian Government this morning approved the hosting of the early rounds of the competition in a hub environment.

Round one matches will begin on Saturday, October 10 with WA taking on South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews said;

“An incredible amount of work has been done to allow the Sheffield Shield competition to begin given the current travel restrictions in place across the country.

“In a changing landscape, we understand cricket must remain agile as we endeavour to deliver all competitions in an environment that is safe for players, staff, officials and fans.

“It’s unfortunate we won’t be able to begin our Shield season at home, but we remain committed to securing as much live cricket as possible for WA.

“We are working very closely with the WA Government and Cricket Australia to determine the rest of the cricket schedule, including the second half of the Sheffield Shield.”

WA Men’s Head Coach Adam Voges says his players have been training hard and are eager for the season to begin.

“This will be a season like no other, we’re ready to go and are excited to get the competition underway,” he said.

“The guys have done a mountain of work over the past few months and are looking forward to playing Shield cricket.

“Our squad has a great mixture of youth and experience and we feel well-prepared heading into the season.”