Guidelines for fluid replacement

  • It is important that all involved with cricket take appropriate precautions to avoid sun damage.

  • Drinks breaks occur every 30 – 60 minutes in all matches (every 30 minutes in conditions of extreme temperature).

  • Water is the most appropriate drink for rehydration. However, diluted cordial or sports drinks may be supplied.

  • Drinks should be available for individual players between drinks breaks.

  • Umpires should be advised when additional drinks are sought and players should make every effort to ensure no time is wasted.

  • Players should be encouraged to have their own drink bottles.This ensures that each player has access to an adequate level of replacement fluids and reduces the risk of contamination and viruses.

  • Where cups and a large container are supplied, cups should not be dipped into the container. Used cups should be washed or disposed of after use