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"All of the squad are reading messages that they're happy with the way we're playing. It's cruel that they haven't had the opportunity to turn out to Sydney Showground Stadium to cheer us on.
"We get the feeling they're proud of us, and we are grateful for their great support."
CA's Big Bash head Alistair Dobson said continuing the BBL season was key.
"We understand this will be disappointing news for the thousands of passionate Sixers and Thunder members and fans in Sydney," Dobson said.
"We want those fans to know that we greatly appreciate their support and know they'll be tuning in to cheer their teams on. Multiple movements of multiple groups across multiple state borders, means moving these games gives us the best possible chance of executing a full season.
These movements have been made easier by the successful implementation of and detailed planning behind the bio secure hubs in each market, which have allowed us to effectively safeguard the competition.
"We have been working closely with the ACT Government to bring the games to the ACT to ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of both officials, players and fans. Manuka Oval hosted six successful BBL matches last month with COVID-Safe measures in place to keep players, officials, patrons and the Canberra community safe."