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Adverse weather information (wet and heat)

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ECA Hot Weather Procedures 2018-19 Season (Seniors, Veterans, T20) here

 

Extract from ECA Hot Weather procedures (seniors).

 

 Any reference to a forecast temperature in these procedures is the Melbourne Forecast maximum temperature on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website (Victoria/Melbourne Forecasts). 

 

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.

 

Veterans: If at 9.00am on any scheduled day of play the forecast temperature is 37°C or above then all scheduled matches in all grades will be cancelled.

 

T20 (Seniors afternoon/evening matches): If at 9.00am on any scheduled day of play the forecast temperature is 40°C or above then all scheduled matches 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. 

 

ECA JUNIORS

If the temperature forecast is 36°C the ECA Junior Heat Policy will apply (Junior rule 21). 

No play shall begin or proceed while the temperature is 36°C or higher (Junior rule 21.13). If play cannot start at 5:15pm, play may be delayed by a maximum of 60 minutes before play is to be abandoned should the temperature not fall below 36°C (Junior rule 21.14). 

The reference to be used is the 'Current location' on the BOM Weather App (Junior rule 21.3). Note that the 'Current location' to be used is at the ground to be played on.