Sport

Junior cricket registrations open with hopes season starting soon

THE cricket community is excited and determined to get the season up and running, with the associations, district cricket and Cricket NSW developing a plan so they can hit the pitch as soon as the green light is given.

Though some questions remain, according to Bankstown District Association Junior Vice President Chris Benham.
“For community sport to return, we expect public health orders will require 80 per cent of the community to be double vaccinated which includes all players over 16 and officials,” she said.
“As with tennis, cricket is one of the safest sports you can play due to its non-contact physical distancing.
“We have always had the policy that safety comes first but if cases in Canterbury Bankstown don’t flatten or even worse, escalate, we may have more restrictions to deal with such as not travelling more than five kilometres even in the event of lockdowns lifting elsewhere.”
Chris says the local and state cricketing bodies are well-equipped to adapt and realise changes need to be made for sport to thrive in the new world we are living in.
With junior registrations now open, Cricket NSW has advised clubs to aim for a season start in October/November but will provide further updates as they become available.
To register to play, go to Bankstown District Cricket Club on Facebook.