WAGGA Heat are hopeful of returning to the court this Saturday after the postponement of their game from the weekend.
The Heat were successful in their quest to have the game against Springwood Scorchers, scheduled for Saturday just gone, postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Heat had concerns about the implications a trip to the Blue Mountains would have on their playing group upon return to Wagga.
They are due to host Newcastle at Bolton Park Stadium this Saturday night and hope they are able to get back on court.
"We're not 100 per cent sure if it's going ahead or not. We haven't heard that it's not," Wagga Heat coach Zac Maloney said.
"Given that us and Newcastle are both outside the hot zones, we're hoping that it still goes ahead. I know that there was Newcastle and Shoalhaven on the weekend, they still got to play.
"We'll probably know a little bit more during the week."
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Maloney said the decision to postpone the game against Springwood made sense.
"We were lucky. We asked for our game to be postponed on Thursday night, and got confirmation on Friday morning that it was. Up until then, it was going ahead," he said.
"We were lucky because I think we would have been turned around on the bus by the time we got there.
"For us, we wanted to eliminate the risk. We have a couple of players work in hospitals and some who are dating government workers so that would have been difficult for them. You don't want to have to risk it if you can."
The Heat's season is in a little bit more jeopardy than most in Wagga given the statewide nature of the competition, along with the fact the majority of the teams are Sydney-based.
"We're the same as everyone, just waiting to see what happens with COVID," Maloney said.
He expects the game against Springwood will now be moved to a Sunday later in the season.
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