Indoor Sports Halls with Cricket Provision.
It is essential to have good quality lighting so that the players can follow the movement of the ball travelling at speeds of up to 80mph, having been struck by the batsmen or bowled by the bowler.
The batsman must site clearly the bowler throughout all elements of the run-up and delivery and the ball throughout its flight, with the bowler having a clear view of the pitch. Glare or brightness of the lighting system must not distract the sight lines of both.
It is a mistake to economise on lighting, firstly as safety is paramount and secondly due to the specialist nature of cricket and propulsion of balls at speed. A lighting system for Indoor Sports Halls (with cricket provision) must take into account the specialist nature of cricket and at least provide the minimum level of lighting over the netted area.
It is recommended that the minimum lighting level for Indoor Sports Halls (with cricket provision) be between 800-1000 Lux.
When considering using Indoor Sports Halls as an arena for cricket, you are advised to carry out a thorough review of the lighting in the area to be used and if necessary proposing an upgrade to meet the recommended requirements for cricket.
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