Australia reintroduces Sheffield Shield

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Sydney, Jul 16 (UNI) After an absence of nine long years, Cricket Australia (CA) today announced the reintroduction of its historic first-class domestic competition Sheffield Shield.

The Sheffield Shield was introduced in the 1892-93 season as a four-day competition between the Australian states.

The Shield was played for every year until 1999-2000 when it was controversially replaced by a cup bearing a sponsor's name.

However, after that sponsorship was not renewed, Cricket Australia (CA) decided to reintroduce the Sheffield Shield for the start of the next domestic season.

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