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Rule Change - car sharing

Changes to NECL rules as a consequence of car-sharing restrictions (up to 17th May 2021)

In recognition of the difficulties some clubs may face in getting a full side to away matches up to 17th May, the following will apply:

  • Any game scheduled up to 17th May can be rearranged, with the agreement of both clubs, if the away team has anticipates difficulties in fulfilling the fixture due to car-sharing restrictions. The rearranged fixture may take the form of a midweek 20-over game, as long as both clubs agree. The home club should notify the League of any such rearrangement at least 24 hours before the fixture was due to take place.
  • No penalties will be imposed on an away team which is unable to fulfil a fixture due to government-imposed car-sharing restrictions. If the match cannot be re-arranged as outlined above, it will be counted as void, with both teams awarded 6 points.

All clubs should note that the NECL does not intend to revert to an average points system for the 2021 season. The reason for this is that, with a relatively small number of league fixtures in each division, such a system could easily produce an artificially skewed table.

Neil Brinded   02/04/21