EARLY START – 9.15 am
The maximum temperature forecast for Saturday 23 January 2021 at 4.30 pm on Thursday 21 January 2021 on the BOM website is 39degrees Celsius.
Therefore according to the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2020-21, all Round 13 Saturday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am.
Please note that the number of ends played will be reduced to 18 for all levels of competition, with the minimum number of ends completed to declare a game “complete” to be 4 team sides – 48 ends, 3 team sides – 36 ends.
The club will have a dedicated person monitoring the temperature to ensure that games do not continue if the cut-off temperature (38 degrees Celsius) is reached.
It is recommended that for all matches played on days of extreme heat that mid-game breaks are only taken upon mutual agreement between Side Managers. However, Side Managers are advised to be mindful of the duty of care for all participants and monitor the conditions and consider breaks, if necessary, to provide participants with opportunities to hydrate.