CYMS Basketball Association observes Basketball Victoria's Climate Policy in the event of extreme temperatures. A full copy of the policy is available from the Basketball Victoria website here.

When the court temperature reaches 30C competition organisers must consider implementing and where the court temperature reaches 35C, must implement the following timing rules:

a) If a game is played in halves, the game time must be reduced by 2 minutes per half with 2 team timeouts per half. The clock must stop for each timeout and the referee must call an additional compulsory timeout close to the half way mark in each half. Each team must call a timeout before the compulsory timeout and after the compulsory timeout. In the event the coaches do not call a timeout as required, the referees will intervene and call a timeout and attribute them to the respective teams.

The clock must stop for every whistle in the last minute of the first half and the last 3 minutes of the second half.

b) When the court temperature reaches 40C games must be abandoned.


Subject to any rule or ruling by a competition organiser,

(i) if a game is abandoned before it commences or before or at half time it is counted as a draw;

(ii) if a game is abandoned after half time, the game score stands as a final result.

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