Our priority is the well being of the entire cricket community, including players, umpires, officials and spectators. We are guided by the advice of the Cyprus government and the ICC guidelines. CCA will place on its website various information to assist Covid-19 awareness.
2. Preparation / training
Players are advised to prepare well for the return to cricket after a long break, especially bowlers, in order to minimise risk of injury.
Training should be staggered to minimise numbers, maintain social distancing, and reduce contact.
Personal equipment should be sanitised before and after use (training and competition).
Players need to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, especially in hot weather.
3. On-field behavior
Players should: -
Arrive at ground changed ready to play, and avoid close contact with each other.
Not spit or apply saliva to the ball.
Not celebrate with body contact.
Not share use of drink bottles, towels and equipment (unless equipment is thoroughly cleaned before and after use and between users).
Take responsibility for their own items (sunglasses, cap, jumpers, towels, etc.) and not hand over any items to umpires or teammates.
Keep their distance from the umpires on the field of play.
Use hand sanitiser when in frequent contact with the ball.
Not touch eyes, nose, and mouth after making contact with the ball.
Umpires should consider wearing gloves when handling the ball.
4. Spectators / off-field
Spectators should observe social distancing, and avoid mixing with the players.
5. General hygiene practices
All persons are advised to ensure:
· regular and thorough washing of hands with soap and sanitising with an alcohol-based hand-rub;
· refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
· good respiratory hygiene such as coughing or sneezing into your bent elbow etc.
6. Protocols for dealing with symptomatic and COVID-19 participants
If a team member or opponent develops any CV-19 symptoms or is found to develop an infection, participants will require isolation and testing in accordance with government guidelines.
In such an event, CCA will consider and decide upon the impact on the match and on the competition.