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Adverse weather likely this Saturday
Date of Event : Thu Jan 4, 2018 11:49AM

Unfortunately, with the BoM forecasting a temperature of 41°C for Saturday, it looks likely that cricket will be cancelled this week.  To remind everyone of the ECA adverse weather rules, the relevant bits are:

 

Seniors (Turf, Synthetic, LOC): If at 9.00am on any scheduled day of play the forecast temperature is 37°C or above all scheduled matches in all grades will be cancelled EXCEPT matches in the top three turf grades (Dunstan Shield, Wright Shield, A Turf) and top two synthetic grades (Macgibbon Shield, Burt Shield).  Matches in the top three turf and top two synthetic grades will proceed as scheduled (subject to the “40°C or above” rule below). If at 9.00am on any scheduled day of play the forecast temperature is 40°C or above then all scheduled matches in all grades will be cancelled.

 

All matches: if play is not cancelled


If matches have not been cancelled and it appears to the umpires (or in their absence the captains) that the current temperature is 40°C or above, they are expected to monitor the temperature at the start and each break in play (Start of play, Drinks break, tea break, change of innings etc). 


Start of play:  Play must not start if the BOM temperature for “Melbourne Olympic Park” using the BOM telephone weather service (1196) is 40°C or above.  Play can only start if the temperature falls below 40°C.  If the temperature does not fall below 40°C within 60 minutes of the start of play then no play will occur on that day.

 

Match has commenced: If a match has commenced, play will be suspended immediately if the BOM temperature for “Melbourne Olympic Park” using the BOM telephone weather service (1196) is 40°C or above.  Play can only re-commence if the temperature falls below 40°C.  If the temperature does not fall below 40°C within 60 minutes of commencement of the interruption then no further play will occur on that day. 

 

(source: http://eca.vic.cricket.com.au/content.aspx?file=8%7C42954q)

 

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Last updated: Thursday January 4, 2018 11:57AM
Author: Ralph Saubern
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