As you will all be aware, the temperature for today and Saturday is extremely hot and these conditions are unprecedented for Junior Basketball Grand Finals. 

In consideration of the temperatures, Basketball SA have put in place the following precautionary measures for all games to be played on Friday 1 March and Saturday 2 March: 

  • All Junior District Grand Final games have been scheduled to be played at air conditioned and ventilated stadiums
  • A compulsory time-out will be called by the referees at the 5 minute mark of each quarter (or as close to as practically possible)
  • An information guide will be provided to all team coaches and team managers outlining the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke (attached for information)
  • Referees and officials will brief team coaches on the precautionary measures/modified play prior to the commencement of each game
  • A water station will be supplied on every court for players and officials

For Premier League games on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March when temperature is 38 degrees or above:

  • Industrial mobile air coolers will be supplied to non-air conditioned/air ventilated stadiums
  • A compulsory time-out will be called by the referees at the 5 minute mark of each quarter (or as close to as practically possible) - if there has not been a time-out already called by either team
  • An information guide will be provided to all team coaches and team managers outlining the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Games Commissioner and Referees and will brief team coaches on the precautionary measures/modified play prior the commencement of each game
  • The Games Commissioner will be provided the ultimate authority to determine game modification or cancellation in consideration of the conditions in that stadium at the time. 

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