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COVID-19 FAQs

As we navigate these uncertain times, the health and safety of our cricketers, the community and our Members is paramount.

General

Will cricket be played in the 2020-21 season?

  • Cricket Australia has released the 2020-21 summer of cricket fixture.
  • We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released.
  • We will communicate any changes to the schedule if or when they are required.
  • SACA is striving to ensure that international cricket and Big Bash will be played at Adelaide Oval this summer.
  • When cricket and crowds return to Adelaide Oval, we will be there to make it the best possible return for our local cricket community.

Is the SACA office open?

  • Not yet, however with pandemic restrictions starting to ease our staff have returned to Adelaide Oval in line with Government regulations and Safe Work guidelines.
  • To protect the health and safety of our people, we’re doing things a little differently.
  • We now have more flexible working arrangements in place for all staff and staggered start times and office days.
  • We have also be implementing what has now become the ‘new normal’ of social distancing, increased cleaning, hand sanitiser, temperature checking and online meetings.

Is Adelaide Oval open?

  • Parts of the Adelaide Oval have started to reopen to the public, including Stadium Tours, Coffee Ink and RoofClimb.

How can I support the SACA at this time?

  • SACA Members have been at the forefront of cricket in South Australia for 149 years.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic means that we are experiencing a lead in to our summer of cricket like never before.
  • Every SACA Member is important to our future and the future of cricket on SA.
  • The way in which we would appreciate your support is to continue to be patient while we navigate the best way forward for the season ahead with our Members best interest and the health of SA cricket in the forefront of our minds.

SACA Members

When will SACA Member renewals open for the 2020-21 season?

  • It’s important for us to have a better understanding of the 2020-21 content and crowd limitations before we open membership renewals.
  • To ensure that SACA can best monitor and respond to any developments, the renewal period this year will be deferred until late August.
  • The Membership renewal letter issued in late August will publish the 2020-21 membership fee and clearly communicate any new processes that may apply to the way that SACA Members access the Oval.
  • Given the extraordinary circumstances, the membership fee will be flexibly structured to address the current climate and the possibility of any venue access and travel restrictions

What are my options for renewing this year?

  • It’s important for us to have a good indication of what the 2020-21 cricket content, crowd limitations and travel restrictions are likely to be before we open membership renewals.
  • The Membership renewal letter issued in late August will publish the 2020-21 membership fee and clearly communicate any new processes that may apply to the way that SACA Members access the Oval.

Will SACA Members be able to attend matches when the 2020-21 cricket season commences?

  • We will be reliant on the State Government lifting restrictions.
  • SACA, Adelaide Oval and Cricket Australia are working through our biosecurity plans so we are ready for any changes to the existing policy.
  • This is one of the main reasons we are holding off our renewal period so we know as much information as we can before we roll out our membership program.

I’m wanting to book travel and accommodation for this season’s fixture, do you think it is safe to do so?

  • As the Government has not eased restrictions to allow full stadium crowds, we would not recommend booking any travel or accommodation until the Government and SACA confirm whether there will be crowds permitted, and any additional restrictions around this.

I’m on the waitlist – when will I be made offer of membership?

  • Typically the wait time is around 2-3 years from the waitlist join date.
  • The Board makes their offers around June of each year, with payment due between July and the end of August. However, given the current times, this could change for the 2020-21 season and we are preparing for this to take place later than usual.
  • As we are reliant on the State Government lifting restrictions, the timing of offers for the 2020-21 season continues to be an ongoing discussion.
  • It’s important for us to have a better understanding of the 2020-21 content and crowd limitations before offers are made.
  • We will continue to communicate with you as the situation unfolds in the coming weeks and months.

Who can I contact about my SACA Membership?

Please feel very welcome to contact our SACA Member Services team via:

  • Phone - 08 8300 3232 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm ACST)
  • Email - membership@saca.com.au

Community Cricket

When will cricket training resume?

  • SACA’s Community Cricket team have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming summer.
  • SACA has been in constant contact with all cricket associations around the State. Please contact your local club for further information as each club could have different processes in place.

What additional safety measure will be in place to protect players, staff and volunteers?

  • A thorough biosecurity plan is being worked through between SACA, Adelaide Oval and Cricket Australia.
  • Our staff, players and Members’ health is our key priority.

Will teams be playing next season?

  • Cricket Australia recently released the summer of cricket schedule although due to COVID-19 this could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Will SACA clinics resume next season?

  • Our Community Cricket team has been working hard in recent months to plan and prepare for the upcoming summer of cricket.
  • Over the last five years we have given children in schools more opportunities to play cricket which has resulted in more boys and girls registering and playing club cricket which is the future of our game.

High Performance

When will cricket training resume?

  • Our men’s and women’s teams returned to training with individual medical screenings on May 26 and 27.
  • Following the national return to training protocols which have been developed by Cricket Australia and the Australian Government, our players will be training on specific programs, outdoors in small groups and individually.
  • The good news is with no cricket happening across the globe all our senior players are available, meaning we have a full squad of players to start the pre-season.