Ahead of Thursday, 7 October's match between Queensland Bulls and Tasmania for the Sheffield Shield Trophy, thieves broke the window of Queensland’s van and stole cricket equipment. The incident took place in Adelaide when the van was parked outside the hotel. Queensland’s wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson took to Instagram and informed about the incident. The matter has been reported to the South Australian police who are investigating the matter using CCTV footage.
Peirson posted a photo of the damaged van and wrote, “someone’s got to be the unlucky one. If anyone sees a couple of brand new Gray Nic sticks floating around Adelaide can you let me know?”
Earlier, the match between the two teams was scheduled to be played in Brisbane’s Ian Healy Oval on 30 September, but due to the detection of four positive cases of COVID-19, the match was rescheduled and the venue was changed to Adelaide’s Karen Roltor Oval as Tasmania decided to fly back home.
Sheffield Shield Trophy, a domestic first-class competition of Australia, was first played in 1892-93. Six teams are currently part of this tournament. Queensland Bulls is the current champion of the tournament.