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Update: WA Shield game abandoned

Sunday: WA and Victoria will not resume play on the second day or the remainder of the game with the captains still not satisfied with visible divots in the pitch.

Curators worked into the early hours of the evening on Saturday to try to prepare the wicket for a resumption of play on Sunday morning.

Cricket Australia will look to re-fixture the match however if that cannot be achieved then the teams will receive three-points each.

Saturday: Western Australia's Shield game with Victoria at the MCG was put on halt on Saturday due to concern over the pitch they were playing on.

WA were 3-89 at the time of stoppage with Marcus Stoinis (2) and Cameron Green (7) at the crease with just 40-overs bowled.

Several deliveries reared up off a good length striking batsman Shaun Marsh and Stoinis in the upper body with the catalyst to bring the captains and umpires together a delivery that jumped off a length and struck Stoinis in the ribs.

Play was initially suspended for a period of time whilst the curator rolled the wicket for 30-minutes but it was eventually decided to suspend play for the day.

Day two will resume 30-minutes early with a possible 112-overs to be bowled in the day.

SportFM's coverage will begin from 6:55AM with the first ball due to be bowled at 7AM.



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