8.0 THE ECB’s ‘GET THE
GAME ON’ INITIATIVE
The ECB initiated a wide-ranging
programme in the 2014 season,
aimed at increasing the number of
cricket matches played each year.
This programme covered many
concerns (in addition to GW&L) that
caused matches not to be played.
comprise this core team. This
programme, like this Guidance, also
stresses the need for preparation
and use of all of the available
resources to do everything that can
be done appropriately to get/keep
the match underway.
In relation to GW&L, Get the Game
On calls upon those people it refers
to as ‘Game Day Decision Makers’
to work together to maximise the
possibility and amount of play that
can be achieved when the weather
intervenes. It says umpires, captains,
ground staff and other club officials
Get the Game On does NOT in any
way override the fundamental Laws
of Cricket, under which the umpires
alone must decide whether conditions
are dangerous or unreasonable.
Where either umpire considers this
to be so, no play should occur while
these conditions continue.
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