Appendix 1: Haze/PSI Guidelines
- Haze is similar to other GROUND, WEATHER and LIGHT CONDITIONS THAT CAN AFFECT THE PROGRESS OF A CRICKET GAME. However, given that there are national and ground-specific guidelines in terms of permissible PSI thresholds above which grounds are unavailable; this section outlines the PSI guidelines and the treatment of the games impacted by haze during the league.
- Given that the players’ and officials’ safety is of paramount importance, SCA would like to advise the following conditions for the games conducted under the SCA league:
- PSI Guidelines for NUS and NTU:
- For 24H PSI levels less than or equal to 100: Games shall either start or continue as per normal.
- For 24H PSI levels above 100:
- If at the start of the game, the 24H PSI levels are above 100, then the game shall not be started.
- If during the game, the 24H PSI levels goes above 100, then the game shall be suspended immediately.
After the non-start or suspension of a game, if the 24H PSI level goes below 100, then the game shall be resumed. The treatment of such a delayed start or an interruption in terms of reduction of overs, arrival of results, points secured etc., will be similar to that of an interruption due to ground, weather and light factors.
- PSI Guidelines for all other grounds:
- For 24H PSI levels less than or equal to 150: Games shall either start or continue as per normal.
- For 24H PSI levels above 150:
- If at the start of the game the 24H PSI levels are above 150, then the game shall not be started.
- If during the game, the 24H PSI levels goes above 150, then the game shall be suspended immediately.
After the non-start or suspension, if the 24H PSI level goes below 150 or less, then the game shall be resumed. The treatment of such a delayed start or an interruption in terms of reduction of overs, arrival of results, points secured etc., will be similar to that of an interruption due to ground, weather and light factors.
- During the League, umpires shall use the 24H PSI reading from http://www.haze.gov.sg and will monitor the same regularly – during the time between overs, drinks and other appropriate intervals. They will resume or abandon play depending on subsequent 24H PSI readings and the available playing time. The standard cut-off times for relevant divisions apply.
For the sake of clarity:
- In case of abandonment, the result will be derived based on the state of the game. If the minimum overs conditions are met, the result will then be derived based on the D/L method and points allocated as such.
- If the minimum over conditions are not met due to a haze interruption or non-start of the game, then the game shall be deemed as a No Result with the points being split between the two teams.
- There will be NO postponements of games. While it is inconvenient to all given the ground bookings and other logistics that are arranged, it is imperative that health concerns are of highest importance.
- If a game is started/resumed based on the umpires’ decision, then the teams are bound to play the game. In case of any refusal to start/continue to play despite the umpires’ direction, then the umpires will proceed to apply Law 21.3 under MCC Laws pertaining to ‘Umpires awarding a match’.
- Similar to the ground, weather and light conditions, the umpires will be the sole and final judges of the haze related decisions.
For the sake of clarity (Ground & Zone):
|CSC, IA, Police||Central|
|SCC & SRC Padang, Dempsey, Turf City A, B & Cage (Bukit Thimah)||South|
|WCP A & B, Yorker, NUS & NTU||West|
Teams, individual players and officials are advised to make themselves familiar with the health advisories issued by the National Environmental Agency (http://www.haze.gov.sg/health-advisories).
Teams, individual players and officials, playing and remaining outdoors do so at their own risk.
It is expressly understood by all parties concerned that teams, individual players and officials taking part in the League, do so under these playing conditions with full consent.
SCA accepts and bears no responsibility or liability in the event of any situation or mishap, which may directly or indirectly be attributed to the prevalent haze conditions prior-, during- and post the games.