MPCA Board based on guidance from the Senior Pennant and recent correspondence with Cricket Victoria, the decisions have taken into account the potential for further disruption to take place due to Covid-19 outbreaks and potential circuit breaker lockdowns or worse, which may ultimately affect the Finals being played again for the second time, it was felt that it was important to try to protect the Finals series as much as we could by getting the home and away season fixture as it stands under way and also in some ways over as quickly as possible.
These are frustrating and very difficult times due to the uncertainty around further lockdowns being imposed and their unknown duration hence the following decisions were decided upon, obviously subject to restrictions being lifted tomorrow, allowing the playing of cricket to recommence this coming weekend.
Round 12 will be treated as a Wash Out round and 6 points will be awarded to each team.
Teams that have not already entered teams or wish to change teams, clubs have till 10.00am tomorrow, 17th February to do so, then this Round will be locked.
Round 13 will be played this coming weekend, 20th February as fixtured.
Has been rescheduled to this coming Sunday, February 21 at Baxter. Grounds & times remain unchanged.
Round 9 (Under 12s/Under14s) will be treated as a Wash Out round and 6 points will be awarded to each team.
U12s & U14s Teams that have not already entered teams or wish to change teams, clubs have till 10.00am tomorrow, 17th February to do so, then this Round will be locked.
Finals will commence this coming weekend as fixtured, Semi Finals:- Under 16s Friday 19th, Under 12s Saturday 20th & Under 14s Sunday 21st.
Fixtures will be updated shortly.
Round 10 will be played this Friday night the 19th Feb as fixtured.
Round 7, scheduled to be played tonight, will be treated as a Wash Out round and 6 points will be awarded to each team.
Grand Final will be played 23rd February, further details will be advised shortly.
Trust this clarifies all fixturing arrangements
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CRICKET THIS WEEKEND
Following the Premiers announcement today and the reintroduction of Stage 4 Restrictions coming into effect at 11:59pm tonight, Friday 12th February 2021 all MPCA competitions scheduled to be played on Saturday 13th February through till Wednesday 17th February 2021 have been called off.
Games affected include:
Under 12’s Saturday morning
Senior’s Saturday afternoon
Under 14’s Sunday morning
Jack Peacock Grand Final Sunday
MPCA Girls Tuesday evening.
A decision will be made as to the status of these games in the coming days and will be advised to all clubs as soon as possible.