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15 - 27 August

TIO Strike League T20 Tournament Update

Following this morning’s announcement that the Melbourne lockdown has been extended by the Victorian Government, the TIO Strike League T20 Tournament has been amended to accommodate the delayed arrival of the Melbourne Renegades and Stars.

The tournament will commence as scheduled on Sunday 15 August with the first week to proceed with matches between the City Cyclones, Desert Blaze, Northern Tide and Southern Storm.

 

Pending the Melbourne lockdown ending as planned at 11:59pm on Thursday 19 August, and the NT Government subsequently revoking the greater Melbourne area as a hotspot, the Renegades and Stars will join the tournament from Sunday 22 August.

 

Commenting on the amended fixture NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison said:

 

“It is obviously disappointing that the arrival of the Renegades and Stars needs to be delayed but living in a world with coronavirus requires flexibility and we have contingency plans in place.

 

“The amended fixture provides certainty for week one of the tournament, while also affording the Renegades and Stars every chance of joining the competition in time for the second week.

 

“We will continue to monitor the situation in Melbourne closely and work towards the Renegades and Stars arriving next Saturday.”

 

A revised tournament fixture will be issued on Saturday 21 August should circumstances prevent the Melbourne teams from arriving in Darwin ahead of week two, with the tournament to continue with matches between the Cyclones, Blaze, Tide and Storm.

 

TIO Strike League matches are available to watch around the country exclusively via ntnews.com.au and heraldsun.com.au. Tickets are available at the gate or via ntcricket.com.au

 

 

Updated TIO Strike League T20 Tournament Fixture

Week 1, 15-20 August

DATE GROUND TIME (CST) TEAM 1 TEAM 2
Sunday, 15 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm City Cyclones Desert Blaze
Monday, 16 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Northern Tide Southern Storm
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm City Cyclones Northern Tide
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Desert Blaze Southern Storm
Thursday, 19 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm City Cyclones Southern Storm
Friday, 20 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Desert Blaze Northern Tide

 

Week 2, 22-27 August*

*Note:Subject to change and dependant on the Melbourne Renegades and Stars being able to travel to Darwin as planned on Saturday 21 August.

DATE GROUND TIME (CST) TEAM 1 TEAM 2
Sunday, 22 August 2021 DXC Arena 2:00pm Melb Stars Melb Renegades
Sunday, 22 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Northern Tide Melb Renegades
Monday, 23 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Desert Blaze Melb Stars
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Southern Storm Melb Renegades
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm City Cyclones Melb Stars
Thursday, 26 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Melb Stars Melb Renegades
Friday, 27 August 2021 DXC Arena 6:00pm Final – 1 v 2