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Burns to miss opening WBBL rounds

11 October 2021

Erin Burns and Alyssa Healy // Getty

Experienced Sydney Sixers all-rounder Erin Burns will miss the opening rounds of Weber WBBL|07 for personal reasons.

Burns recently played in The Hundred in England and spent the mandatory fortnight in hotel quarantine before returning home to family on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Alongside her pregnant wife Anna, Burns is expecting her first child later this summer.

The veteran, who was part of Australia’s victorious squad at the 2020 ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, is hopeful of joining the Sixers once the team leaves Tasmania following their first five games.

Cricket NSW’s Acting Head of Female Cricket, Clare Crewdson, said that while Burns would be missed, she had the full support of Cricket NSW and the Sixers.

“Erin asked to delay her arrival into the tournament this season to spend some time at home with family and that is something that we were 100 percent behind,” Crewdson said.

“The well-being of our players and staff is always our number one priority, as has been the case here.

“Erin is an important part of the Sixers’ squad and we had planned for her to join us in Hobart but that has now been effected by the current border restrictions around the country. We are working on a plan to have her re-join the team soon.”

The Sixers begin their WBBL|07 campaign in the season opener against the Melbourne Stars on Thursday, October 14 from 7:40pm AEDT, at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

Sydney Sixers WBBL|07 Squad

Head Coach: Ben Sawyer

Squad: Ellyse Perry (C), Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg, Claire Moore, Angela Reakes, Shafali Verma (IND), Radha Yadav (IND)

Sydney Sixers WBBL|07 Schedule (All AEDT Start Times)

Thurs 14 Oct | v Melbourne Stars | 7:40pm | Blundstone Arena | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sun 17 Oct | v Hobart Hurricanes | 1:40pm | Blundstone Arena | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Wed 20 Oct | v Melbourne Stars | 4:50pm | Blundstone Arena | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Sat 23 Oct | v Sydney Thunder | 3:40pm | UTAS Stadium | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sun 24 Oct | v Melbourne Renegades | 1:40pm | UTAS Stadium | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sat 30 Oct | v Melbourne Renegades | 1:25pm | Lilac Hill | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Sun 31 Oct | v Perth Scorchers | 4:50pm | Lilac Hill | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Wed 3 Nov | v Hobart Hurricanes | 1:25pm | WACA Ground | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Tues 9 Nov | v Brisbane Heat | 2:35pm | Karen Rolton Oval | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Wed 10 Nov | v Adelaide Strikers | 4:50pm | Karen Rolton Oval | Foxtel/Kayo/cricket.com.au

Sat 13 Nov | v Brisbane Heat | 7:05pm | Great Barrier Reef Arena | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sun 14 Nov | v Sydney Thunder | 1:40pm | Great Barrier Reef Arena | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sat 20 Nov | v Adelaide Strikers | 1:40pm | Adelaide Oval | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo

Sun 21 Nov | v Perth Scorchers | 10:15am | Adelaide Oval | Seven/Foxtel/Kayo