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BBL 2020-21 – Alex Carey and Harry Conway hit by Queensland’s border restrictions

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The Adelaide Strikers pair are unavailable to face Brisbane Heat due to restrictions on anyone who has been in Greater Sydney since December 9

Adelaide Strikers pair Alex Carey and Harry Conway have been ruled of Wednesday’s match against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba due to Queensland’s border closure to anyone who has been in Greater Sydney since December 9

Carey and Conway were part of the Australia A side that played in Sydney on December 11 to 14 against India at the SCG. Despite Carey playing in Hobart on Sunday night, the pair were forced to miss the flight to Queensland with the remainder of the Strikers and Sydney Sixers players and were instead flown to Adelaide where they will prepare for the Strikers’ match against the Perth Scorchers on December 28.

CA was made aware of the Queensland government’s imminent border closure for people who had been in Greater Sydney from December 9 on Sunday. The Queensland government advised that anyone who had been in the Greater Sydney area would be required to do 14 days quarantine when arriving in Queensland after 1am December 21.

The Queensland government’s decision directly affected the Australia A players in the BBL travelling from Tasmania to Queensland on Monday but not the players in the Australia Test squad who have already been cleared for travel exemptions to Melbourne from Adelaide.

Carey and Conway were the only two Australia A players who were unable to get to Queensland ahead of the restrictions because of their participation in the Strikers match against the Sixers on Sunday night.

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Alex Malcolm is a freelance writer based in Melbourne

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