Background to the change
Over the past 2 years Cricket Australia have undertaken an important venues audit across Australia, to accurately pinpoint locations of grounds, and particularly multiple grounds within the one venue.
During this National Facilities audit, 5,550 sites were identified, along with 7,200 ovals. Once the data was collated, the decision was made for MyCricket to integrate with the new national facilities CA database to access this up-to-date venue management data. As part of the National Facilities audit conducted, all venues across the country now have individual GPS coordinates for every venue & every oval - which will allow for the system to identify individual ovals more accurately in the system.
In the future, we hope this information collated during the National Facilities audit will allow us to display unique venue attributes on the MyCricket app such as whether the venue has female-friendly change rooms, car parking, nets and more.
What is the change?
Following the National Facilities Audit, MyCricket will now be using the National Venues facilities database to look-up CA venues for fixturing matches in the 2018/19 season.
As a result of this change, we will be replacing all community-entered match venues in MyCricket with all the CA approved venues collected and geo-located as part of the National Facilities venues audit, completed over 12 months ago.
For this change to work as smooth as possible, we will be clearing all of the current venues in MyCricket as a result of this, you will need to search and re-add venues to your association before fixturing commences. Once completed, you will be able to identify cross association venue clashes.
The aim of this exercise is to improve the venue data quality in MyCricket to reduce venue clashes, and duplicate venues, which have been flagged as considerable pain points during fixturing for a number of seasons.
How will this impact the Cricket Community
As a result of this change, the following changes will occur:
- At the start of July, all current venues in MyCricket will be cleared.
- Before setting up their fixtures, associations will need to re-add their venues into MyCricket by using the CA venue search facility (new page) in MyCricket.
- Once completed, associations will be able to start fixturing matches in MyCricket in preparation for the season.
- As a once off process, this will add roughly an additional 20 minutes to your usual venue set-up process in MyCricket. Once the venues have been added, they will not be required to complete this task again.
Step by Step set up instructions here: https://mycricket.zendesk.com/knowledge/articles/360000246555/en-us?brand_id=33930