COVID-19 Safety

UPDATED 29-Nov-2022

Qld Health COVID 19 Latest Information

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COVID-19 SAFETY

For all grounds, all players/umpires/visitors will:

  • Stay home if unwell
  • Wear a face mask in all indoor areas
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Practise good hygiene (wash hands frequently and properly)
  • BYO water bottle (do not share bottles)

Stay safe and well

REPLACEMENT OF PLAYERS WITH COVID SYMPTOMS

This can be done under Playing Regulation 23.2

  • Under Reg 23.2 injured or ill players can be replaced between days of matches with application, approval and acceptance of a 3 Saturday suspension.

  • In Season 2021/22 players with COVID-19 were replaced with no enforced suspension.

  • In 2022/23 this will continue but 3 Saturday suspension for players with COVID-19 will be waived ONLY on submission of a valid PCR test result or Certified Rapid Antigen Test result (ask at the chemist’s). Note: personal self RAT’s are not sufficient.
  • That is,  no COVID test result =  no suspension free illness/injury replacement…
  • In Queensland, mandated isolation is ended.

  • Players who are replaced under Reg 23.2 due to COVID will now receive a 3 week suspension like any other illness or injury. (Certified test result requirement is dropped.)

  • See Playing Regulation 23.2 for full details. LINK (starts at p13…)

  • Applications for Replacement Player in Unexpected Circumstances (LINK to form below) should be submitted to cricketops@qsdca.com.au

Bowler's Hats Rule Modification

The rule modification in place for seasons 20/21 and 21/22 has ended.

    • Umpires can hold bowler’s hats but are permitted to decline.

    • Another fielder can hold the bowler’s hat.

    • Bowler’s hats can be placed over the boundary line.

    • Hats discarded on the ground which are contacted by the ball in play will attract a 5 run penalty under Law 28.2 (2017 Code 3rd ed. 2022)

Saliva (that's spit) on the ball is no longer allowed.

As of Season 2022/23 Law 41.3 has changed. 

No Saliva (spit) on the ball.

This includes directly e.g. licking the ball or indirectly e.g. via fingers

  • Use of saliva on the ball can lead to ball being replaced (subject to opposition approval).
  • Whether replaced or not, use of saliva on the ball means there will be 5 penalty runs awarded and a report.
  • If it happens again, more penalty runs, report and Bowler suspended for the rest of the match. See Law 41.3

Sweat is allowed to be used to shine the ball.

Other things which cannot be used:

  • any artifical substance (eg. car wax, sunscreen, lollies, bottle tops)
  • any bodily substance other than sweat (eg. earwax, elbow grease, snot, anything else)
  • too much time (i.e. no time wasting)

Removing mud or use of a drying cloth requires umpire’s permission.

See Law 41.3.2

POSTERS FOR COVID-19 SAFETY

Right click on LINK to ‘Save as’…, print and laminate.

Keep Your Distance Poster LINK

Please Wear Face Mask LINK

Masks 2m distancing  LINK

Masks 2m distancing (reversed colours) LINK

How to Use a Face Mask Effectively LINK

Handwashing Effectively Poster LINK

How things will change

  • The latest developments are being monitored carefully by cricket authorities. We will take our cues from them.
  • Clubs will be notified of any changes officially by email. Not a rumour, not hearsay.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT PLANS AND PRECAUTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • WE WILL TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THOSE CHANGES. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN TOO.

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