A quick message to just highlight a couple of things based on questions I have been receiving.
With the season winding down I suspect most teams want to know where they stand and what it means if they win or lose their division. Just a refresher in terms of promotion and relegation in SM40.
For Division 1, the last place finisher automatically goes down to Division 2.
For Division 2, the first place finisher automatically goes up to Division 1. The last place finisher automatically goes down to Division 3.
For Division 3, the first place finisher goes up to Division 2.
All the above means there are NO promotion/relegation playoffs. Standings are determined first based on points, then net run rate.
It seems fall has come quite early to Finland with rain affecting quite a number of matches last weekend. I just wanted to send a message to remind teams about some practicalities.
1. Don't call off the games too early. Just because it is raining at the toss, doesn't mean that it will be raining later. For Division 1 and 2; you only need 2.5 hours for a match to be official and for Division 3 just 2 hours. This gives cutoff times of 14:30 for Division 1 and 2 and 13:30 for Division 3. Grounds dry very quickly when the sun is out, even KNCG takes only 45 minutes to dry with the sun.
2. Before abandoning a match, please consult with the LSC to get go ahead. This is to get an outsiders take on the weather situation and also so you have someone to talk to if the rules are unclear.
Umpires be on time
Just a reminder to your umpires. Please ensure they are at the ground at least 45 minutes before the match is scheduled to start. Reason being is that the umpire needs to inspect the ground before the match. The toss should occur at least 15 minutes before the scheduled match time.
Also do not forget to inform the LSC at least a day before the match who from your club is umpiring. This is necessary so that captain's reports can be filled out on CricHQ
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