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New South Wales deemed champions of Sheffield Shield as CA scrap final
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New South Wales deemed champions of Sheffield Shield as CA scrap final

Australia's premier first-class competition Sheffield Shield was called off following coronavirus pandemic, with New South Wales deemed champions of the competition as they finished on top of the ladder.

NSW had six wins from their nine games, making it a total of 50.76 points. The win also ended their six-year long wait of winning the premier tournament.

The last round of the tournament was already suspended to the pandemic as Cricket Australia had announced the decision will be made in ‘due course’.

Australia's three-match ODI series against New Zealand, which was played behind closed door with no spectators, was called off after the first ODI. The decision was made after Wellington tightened their border restrictions in order to fight the spread of virus.

Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts further went on to add that all community cricket should be stopped and all CA staff would be working from home until further notice.

"By effectively cancelling the remainder of our season, Cricket Australia is playing its part in protecting fans, players, staff, volunteers and match officials during this unprecedented global health issue," he said.

"These are difficult decisions, but the right ones in the circumstances."

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