Lightning Policy (Ancaster Baseball)

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All games played under the auspices of Ancaster Little League or under the rules of Ancaster Little League shall be suspended immediately upon the instance of thunder and or lightning. Team Managers shall inform opposing managers and the umpire-in-chief of this policy prior to the start of play.

Any person at the game who believes that thunder and or lightning has occurred shall immediately bring this to the attention of a team manager. The team manager shall immediately inform the umpire-in-chief of this information. The umpire-in-chief or persons in charge at the field shall immediately stop the game and convene a meeting of the respective team managers, confirm the instance of thunder and or lightning, and suspend/cancel the game in accordance with this policy.

All persons affiliated with the game are requested to leave the field and seek protective cover for their own safety.
Games so suspended shall remain suspended for a period of thirty (30) minutes. If the thirty minute period expires without a re-occurrence of thunder and or lightning, the game shall resume.

The thirty minute period shall be reset to a full thirty minutes upon the reoccurrence of another instance of thunder and or lightning. If thunder and or lightning continues, continuation or cancellation of the game shall be decided by the umpire-in-chief in accordance with the rules of Little League Baseball, Inc or the specific rules govened by inter-league and inter-city teams or by the division conveners.

“If you can see it (lightning), flee it (take shelter). If you can hear it (thunder), clear it (suspend activities)”

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Printed from on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 6:14 PM