The start of Queensland’s Sheffield Shield title defence has been postponed 24 hours after a number of COVID-19 infections in Brisbane.

Officials made the announcement 30 minutes before the scheduled 10am AEST start of the Bulls’ clash with Tasmania at Ian Healy Oval on Tuesday.

Both teams are now prepared to begin their four-day clash on Wednesday but it will be subject to public health conditions.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is scheduled to provide an update on coronavirus infections in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.

COVID-19 had already disrupted the domestic schedule this month with the opening round of the 50-over Cup competition delayed almost three weeks until September 22 due to NSW and Victoria lockdowns and border restrictions between states.

The start of the Shield season had been moved forward.

After their Shield game, Queensland were set to host Tasmania in their opening one-day game at the same venue on October 3.

Victoria and NSW are still working with Cricket Australia and multiple state governments to find a temporary home for their Shield squads due to border restrictions and lockdowns.

Qld-Tigers Shield game start postponed
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