Lightning Policy

ECA Lightning Policy

The ECA executive advises that the following policy is to apply immediately.

In the event of an active thunderstorm or electrical storm in the immediate vicinity of the ground, play is to cease IMMEDIATELY and all players and umpires are to find safe shelter without delay. (Safe shelters include cars or large substantial buildings with electric or telephone wiring and/or plumbing that provides a safe current to the ground. Players and others should not remain in open areas or take refuge beneath trees.)
Play should not resume less than 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.
To determine what is Immediate players and Umpires should follow the “30/30” rule. Play should stop when flash to bang count is 30 seconds or less, since this indicates that lighting is 10km away, and associates significant risk that the next lightning strike could be at observer’s location.

Please familiarise yourselves with the policy as it is important that it is activated if the conditions warrant it.



Mike Slattery
Assistant Operations Manager
Eastern Cricket Association
16 Norris Street
Surrey Hills Vic 3127
Phone 03 9830 0868
Mobile 0417 534 620
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