The WPCA office will be in consultation with the said schools to finalise field availability to possibly accommodate a limited amount of youth cricket friendly matches.
Municipal fields are still out of bounds as per City of Cape Town instructions.
A follow up circular will be sent to affiliates as soon as the WPCA receive the availability list from the schools who indicated that they can assist in hosting these matches. Schools in a similar situation are encouraged to contact the WPCA office to host matches.
The WP Youth District Trial program will continue as scheduled together with incoming touring team matches and the Coca Cola Schools T20 Western Cape Regional play-offs.
WPCA CEO, Nabeal Dien, indicated that permission has not been granted to play cricket fixtures outside the rulings WPCA has made except if schools adhere to the above compliance.
Bishops have offered their cricket ovals for HUBS scheduled matches over the next six weeks.
“The gesture to host youth cricket friendly matches that stretches beyond just the Southern Suburbs’ Ivy League schools and to accommodate other schools at a limited scale should be applauded. It demonstrates that the good will exist to expand youth cricket while still adhering to the City’s 6B water restrictions,” said Dien.