Promotion, relegation, etc – what you need to know after coronavirus cancellation

The remainder of the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association club cricket season has been cancelled as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

The WPCA, according to club cricket and facilities co-ordinator Lindsay O’Malley, will communicate formal answers to these questions this week:

Will teams be promoted and relegated?

The relevant WPCA by-law states: “The WPCA executive board, in consultation with the WPCA members’ council, may in the event of abnormal circumstances such as a water crisis/drought curtail the season.

“In such an event and provided it is possible to play a single round of matches, promotion and relegation shall be determined by the log standings after the completion of the first round of matches (each team to have played each other team at least once).

“In the event of the commencement of the second round of matches and the season curtails, any second round matches played will not be considered for the purposes of the log positions. To achieve promotion and relegation, provision will be made for all teams who have not completed the first round matches to do so.

“First round matches which have not been completed on the date of curtailment shall be played on a date and at a venue as determined by the WPCA local leagues committee.”

Will the 2019-20 Ama20 Competition finals be played?

This will be confirmed by the WPCA soon.

Will the third division semi-finals be played?

This, too, will be confirmed by the WPCA soon.

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