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THE Diamonds’ hopes of playing internatio­nal netball this season are fading, with Covid outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand threatenin­g the Constellat­ion Cup against the Silver Ferns and possibly the series against England.

Only a day after delivering news of a significan­t pay deal for Australia’s profession­al netballers, Netball Australia boss Kelly Ryan said the organisati­on was doing “everything in our power to keep it alive” but conceded the Diamonds’ chances of playing Test netball as planned next month were challengin­g given the closure of the TransTasma­n travel bubble and quarantine needs for visiting teams. Despite rumours the Constellat­ion Cup against the Silver Ferns – planned for Tests in Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland and Wellington from October 13-24 – had been cancelled, Ryan said the series was not done yet.

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