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Updated Heat Policies for all age groups
Date of Event : Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:13PM

 
The Heat Policies has been updated for both SEJCA (U9-12) and ISCC (U13-17) competitions. You can find a full set of rules for both competitions on the SEJCA website, under ‘Competition Info’ and ‘Rules’. 
 

 

 

Here is the Heat Policy update for U9-12s

In the case of high temperatures (forecast or actual), the Match Committee reserves the right to cancel or abandon any games. In cases of temperatures in excess of 32 degrees, the umpires must determine in good faith whether to proceed with, or delay, the match, such decision to be made having regard to all relevant circumstances with the welfare of the players being of the utmost importance. 

Umpires, coaches and managers must familiarise themselves with Cricket Australia’s Heat Safety and Legal Guidelines, and apply. Coaches and managers should also ensure all players are well hydrated before the game, sunscreen applied and appropriate head wear is worn. 

Where the temperature exceeds 32 degrees, 2 minute drink breaks should be taken every forty (40) minute. Without limiting the foregoing, the following is provided as a guideline only (it being noted that all relevant circumstances must be assessed at the ground, including heat, age of players, humidity, level of exertion etc). 

In the ordinary course, play should continue if the temperature is below 34 degrees. Between 34 degrees and 38 degrees play may continue unless considered by the umpires acting reasonably to be contrary to the welfare of the players. Play should not proceed for so long as the temperature is above 38 degrees. 

Here is the Heat Policy update for U13-17s

In the case of extreme heat (forecast or actual), the Committee reserves the right to cancel or abandon any games. Where the Committee has not cancelled a game but the temperature exceeds 35 degrees, the umpires must determine in good faith whether to proceed with, or delay, the match, such decision to be made having regard to the welfare of the players. 

Where the temperature exceeds 32 degrees, 2 minute drink breaks should be taken every forty (40) minute. Without limiting the foregoing, the following is provided as a guideline only (it being noted that all relevant circumstances must be assessed at the ground, including heat, age of players, humidity, level of exertion etc). 

In the ordinary course, play should continue if the temperature is below 34 degrees. Between 34 degrees and 38 degrees play may continue unless considered by the umpires acting reasonably to be contrary to the welfare of the players. Play should not proceed for so long as the temperature is above 38 degrees. In the case of the U15s to U17s Competition, these are guidelines and all due care should be observed if the temperature exceeds the 38 degree mark.

Last updated: Friday October 20, 2017 9:57PM
Author: Karen De Wit