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Heat Announces Fixture Change

04 January 2022

The Brisbane Heat have confirmed they have positive rapid antigen tests in their extended squad that will cause a change to the next week of their KFC Big Bash League campaign.

The Heat’s match tonight against the Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium will be postponed 24 hours, with the Perth Scorchers to tackle the Sixers instead this evening.

Brisbane will now play tomorrow night against the Sixers in a late match at 8.15pm, with replacement players to be finalized in the next 24 hours.

The entire squad that has been based on the Gold Coast is undergoing PCR testing today as are potential replacement players and squad members in Brisbane. 

Once those results have been returned, further decisions will be made to confirm the playing squad.

Players who have returned positive rapid antigen tests are required to isolate until they have a PCR test. Players who return a positive PCR test will be required to isolate for a minimum of seven days. 

Ticket holders will be contacted directly via Ticketek to discuss options for attendance or refunds. All tickets for HEAT vs SIXERS will be valid for the rescheduled date of 5 January, 8:15pm at Metricon Stadium. If you cannot attend this match, a full refund is available HERE. Ticket holders will also have the option of attending SCORCHERS vs SIXERS tonight’s match and can redeem a free ticket via a link sent from Ticketek.

For Brisbane Heat 2 Game Gold Coast and 7 Game Members, your membership cards will be valid for tomorrow’s rescheduled match HEAT vs SIXERS, now at 8:15pm at Metricon Stadium. Please bring your membership card or mobile ticket with you to gain entry into the stadium. If you would like to attend tonight's match SCORCHERS vs SIXERS, complementary tickets will need to be redeemed via Ticketek as membership cards will not scan at the gate. A link will be sent to you in an email with instructions on how to redeem your tickets. 

If you are a 2 Game Gold Coast or 7 Game member and cannot attend tomorrow’s match HEAT vs SIXERS, you are entitled to a full refund for this game. Please email membership@brisbaneheat.com.au to request your refund and a representative from our membership team will get back to you as soon as possible. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as you await a response from our team. 

The Heat are also scheduled to now travel to Melbourne on Thursday on a charter flight to play the Melbourne Renegades at Geelong that evening.

Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson thanked Cricket Australia for their prompt decision-making.

“The health and safety of our players and coaches and support staff, and their families, is of paramount importance. 

“By making a decisive call on tonight’s game, we can work as efficiently as possible to support those players who have returned a positive rapid antigen test and assist the replacement players coming into the squad.”

“It also means that fans who are attending the matches or were intending to do, can establish their options as soon as they are able.”

"We are providing all the support we can to players, staff and their families. I'd like to thank the medical and off-field teams at both Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia for their ongoing guidance and support."

The new Metricon Stadium schedule is:

Scorchers v Sixers
4 Jan | 6:15PM

Heat v Sixers
5 Jan | 8:15PM

Heat v Renegades (Geelong)
6 Jan | 5:05PM

Scorchers v Thunder (Metricon Stadium)
6 Jan | 8:15PM