Victorian clubs are preparing to host cricket matches for the first time since community sport went into recess almost three months ago.
So far, Cricket Albury-Wodonga's provincial competition has been played exclusively in NSW but vaccination rates south of the border now mean the next stage of Victoria's road map is rolling out.
Tallangatta, Belvoir and Wodonga Raiders will all play their first home games of the season on 'Super Saturday' next weekend, while the all-Victorian District competition also launches on November 13.
Certain conditions will apply, as per the state health orders.
Vaccination for outdoor community sport is not mandatory, although Cricket Victoria strongly recommends all eligible people are vaccinated in the interests of broader community health.
In addition, the Service Victoria QR code must be displayed and used for check-in for all players, coaches and volunteers checking in for training or matches.
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Masks are not mandatory in outdoor settings where social-distancing can be maintained. Masks remain mandatory in all indoor settings.
Saliva cannot be used on the cricket ball at any time.
Participants may use sweat to maintain the cricket ball but it may only be taken from areas other than the head and neck.
Players are reminded to avoid unnecessary physical contact.
"Vaccination is our ticket to a safe and enjoyable summer with limited disruption," Cricket Victoria chief executive Nick Cummins said.
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