DVCA Adopts New Smoke Pollution Guidelines for Community Cricket

Following the bush fires during last cricket season, Cricket Australia, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Authority, released guidelines to assist clubs in managing risks associated with air quality during smoke haze conditions.

Basically the document states that once the air quality measure reaches an hazardous level, i.e. 150 on the PM2.5 (Particles Matter scale) then all training and play is to cease. The document can be viewed on the DVCA website via “Admin” and “DVCA Policies.”

An air quality reading can be accessed via the EPA through  www.epa.vic.gov.au. Once you have accessed the site, click on “Air Watch.”  You will then be asked to identify your suburb.  A reading for that suburb will then appear.