Cricket Albury-Wodonga's boss knows the association's proud reputation will be on the line if play starts, as planned, next weekend.
With COVID slowly seeping into the Border and North East community, chairperson Michael Erdeljac knows the sport cannot make a mistake.
"We will be the first sport to start under the current COVID protocols, so there will be pressure on us, but we have worked incredibly hard to make sure everything runs smoothly," he suggested.
"Each of our 32 clubs have a COVID officer and for any person involved in the game 16 and over, they will need to show proof of their double vaccination and that includes umpires, scorers, the lot."
Provincial's two grades are planned for T20s on October 23-24, with all games in NSW on that opening weekend.
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"We've spoken to Cricket NSW and Cricket Victoria and Victorians will be able to play community sport in NSW, provided they live inside the border bubble."
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