Sheffield Shield match abandoned after MCG pitch deemed still too dangerous

by Theguardian


Ground staff unable to make pitch playable for Sunday after game halted previous day following player injuries

The Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Victoria and Western Australia has been abandoned after attempts by ground staff to make the pitch playable for day two on Sunday failed.

A day of drama unfolded on Saturday when play was called off midway through the second session because of fears for the players’ safety.

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