Plunket Shield 2021-22 – Points discarded from Northern Districts vs Central Districts game due to Covid outbreak
As a result, ND are up to second place on the Plunket Shield points table
Northern Districts had just begun their second innings, having put up 496 for 6 declared in the first. Central Districts had responded with 408 for 7 declared and their bowlers had picked up an early wicket as well when the game had to be shut down.
To keep up with the disruption caused by the pandemic, the rankings in all of New Zealand’s domestic competitions are based on points per game.
“In a circumstance where a match is called off due to Covid-19, neither team receives points, and the fixture is not included when calculating the points per match ratio,” an NZC press release on Saturday said.
“Together with runaway leaders the Auckland Aces (who can be equalled, but can not be overtaken, on average points per game) Northern Districts is now the only other team alive in the Plunket Shield.