PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: The Scorchers celebrate winning the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers at WACA on January 28, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Perth is expected to suffer for their state's hard line border stance by being stripped of Big Bash games.

The Herald Sun is reporting that the strict quarantine rules in place will see the Perth Scorchers hosting games in other states.

This comes on the back of Perth being sensationally stripped of their Ashes test this summer. That test is now expected to land in Hobart, despite attempts from Melbourne and Sydney to prise it away.

With the Scorchers looking likely to relocate, there is a chance that Melbournians will be able to watch 130 overs of cricket in one day. The Perth side could host the Renegades and Stars at Marvel Stadium on Boxing Day and the 30th.

As incredible as it would be, Victorians should prepare for a long day, with a 9.15am start and 1am finish on Boxing Day should the changes go ahead.

At the moment, nothing has been confirmed by Cricket Australia, however a decision is expected imminently. Due to a lack of viable options, the stripping of games seems the only option.

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WA Premier Mark McGowan has classified Victoria as "extreme risk" due to high case numbers of Covid. With very few exemptions and a lack of flexibility around a covid-safe bubble, Cricket Australia have few options.

Anyone who has been in Victoria must spend 14 days in quarantine upon entering Western Australia. No amount of bargaining has been able to change this. Offers such as chartering private flights in and out of the state were not even acceptable.

The change in fixture would be a huge win for the Renegades, who faced spending Christmas Day in quarantine. Had their Boxing Day match in Perth gone ahead, it would have made for an ordinary Christmas Day.

In some better news for people in Perth, their BBL game on 20 December against Hobart Hurricanes will go ahead. This is down to the Hurricanes having not played in Melbourne as yet.

However, after the 20 December game, the logistics of hosting teams in Perth will become too difficult. While only being able to play at home in two games is far from ideal, it's not all doom and gloom.

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The Sydney Sixers were able to win the competition last summer despite only playing at home once, in the final, due to their Covid outbreak. The Scorchers will be looking to take some inspiration from that and win their fourth BBL crown.