Questions and Answers


Q: It is noticable that some clubs have moved the marked boundary in by 2 or 3 metres to be away from solid objects such as a fence, wall, etc. Is there a Safet y Requirement or Standard relating to the safety of boundaries. Especially with the development of sliding stops incidents of players colliding with obstructions just beyond the boundary appear to be increasing.

A: Have checked with our cricket department on this, and there is no requirement or directive in this area. Application of common sense in most circumstances, but clubs should increasingly feel confident to carry out their own risk assessments to look at this kind of thing and anything else pertaining to the layout of the ground etc