Umpires wearing masks, players sanitising their hands every 10 overs and a lack of spectators could make for a unique summer of cricket.
Cricket Victoria sent associations and clubs a 25-page document on Friday, outlining the strict "return to play" guidelines and COVID-19 procedures that need to be followed for the cricket season to go ahead.
Under the mantra "cricket in a pandemic is a privilege - not a right", Cricket Victoria said players should try and minimise any time spent within 1.5 metres of each other. Strictly no physical contact can occur, including high fives and handshakes.
Grampians Cricket Association president Marc Brilliant said the new guidelines were achievable.
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"It is something just like the general COVID-19 restrictions in our everyday life - it's just something we will have to get used to," he said.
"We put a lot of pressure on all these rules but a lot of these guidelines are things that we're all in a habit of doing such as wearing masks and staying 1.5m apart.
"Little things such as shining the ball and celebrating after wickets is what clubs will have to be more mindful of as those types are things are only related to cricket."
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Cricket Victoria advised associations to establish procedures to address any accidental or intentional cases of this occurring.
The ball must also be cleaned after 10 overs, and at every scheduled break, with an antibacterial wipe.
The umpires - including any player who might be standing in - are not allowed to touch the ball at any stage.
All players, umpires and officials will be required to sanitise their hands every 10 overs.
"Our start date proposed at the start of November 7 will give us a few weeks before, all going well, restrictions might ease again," Brilliant said.
"Some things won't change but the ability to have spectators at a game or the like might be different.
"We are under the impression that this is a rolling document and are hoping as restrictions ease as a community some things can be updated throughout the season."
An attendance log/register which clearly identifies all people in attendance at each training session must be maintained and available upon request by the association, Cricket Victoria or relevant authorities.
A meeting between the club's COVID-19 officers and GCA will be hosted in the coming weeks to support the changes to the guidelines.
Cricket Victoria advised that there is strictly to be no sharing of personal items and equipment.
Those aged over 12 must wear a mask, except whilst batting, bowling, or fielding.
"Most clubs have a club kit but generally speaking, nowadays, most junior players have their own equipment," Brilliant said
"I don't think this will have a great impact on players within our region but it's something clubs will have to be mindful of when kids are batting. If there were any concerns from parents about not having the equipment they should contact the club of the league - we are here to support every club to get as many players playing as possible. There is funding available at the moment which could assist clubs in making sure there is enough equipment to go around."
Brilliant said more information about junior cricket would be released after a junior delegates meeting next week.
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