With the BOIDC finals currently ongoing, as well as many regional competitions, Cricket Australia released an announcement on Tuesday, suggesting all competitions cease games until further notice.
While the majority of Central West cricket games don't breach the 'gatherings of 500 or more' guidelines, Cricket Australia is still suggesting all activity ceases immediately.
Cricket Australia released an official announcement on its website.
"CA has strongly recommended that all amateur cricket played within the community should cease including community cricket and premier cricket."
"While many competitions are coming to an end, we are mindful that some competitions are only just commencing however the recommendation applies to all competitions and training.
"This decision is consistent with the measures taken to safeguard professional cricket at the elite level and is supported by State and Territory Associations.
"Based on expert advice from CA's Chief Medical Officer John Orchard and recent government information we want to ensure that cricket is doing everything it can to contribute to the global effort to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of coronavirus.
"While cricket is a relatively safe and non-contact sport there are considerable measures that need to be in place to adhere to expert advice around reducing the risk of spreading the virus. We focused specifically on minimising the risk and impact on the cricket communities that we lead and serve, as well as their families.
"Cricket Australia is continuing to work with State and Territory Associations to ensure we collectively provide ongoing support to local associations and the broader cricket community during this challenging and disruptive time."
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