"Following the Queensland Government’s decision to institute a three-day lockdown of Greater Brisbane from 6pm today (Friday 8 January 2021), all cricket this weekend will be cancelled or postponed, with the exception of Sunday night's KFC BBL game to be played at Metricon Stadium, outside of Greater Brisbane," he said.
 
"All weekend fixtures in the Sci-Fleet Motors QLD Premier Cricket, Warehouse and QLD Sub Districts cricket competitions have been cancelled. 
 
"Local community cricket competitions on the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich region and Gold Coast have taken the decision to cancel their weekend fixtures.
 
"The State Under-16 Male Challenge, scheduled to begin on Monday 11th on the Sunshine Coast, will be postponed. Unfortunately, Queensland Country's scheduled involvement in a trilateral representative series in Canberra next week has been cancelled."

"Queensland Cricket will continue to monitor the situation closely. Player and staff safety is a key priority," he said.
 
Queensland Cricket strongly recommends all participants, and the broader cricket community, in the Greater Brisbane area follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer and stay home: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/greater-brisbane-lockdown
 
Svenson said that at this stage, the KFC Big Bash League game on the Gold Coast on Sunday night between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers would go ahead.

"Both teams are safely located in their bio-secure Hub on the Gold Coast and are preparing as normal,'' he said.

"Strict provisions will be put in place to ensure the safety of those attending and working at the game. Ticket-holders from Greater Brisbane will not be able to attend and will be eligible for refunds, details of which can be found via Ticketek."
 
The Fourth Vodafone Test match to be played at the Gabba from 15 January is not impacted. Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia will continue to work with the Queensland Government to ensure the Test is delivered safely.
 
Queensland Cricket asks everyone to do the right thing and stay safe.