Armidale's cricket season was in jeopardy but it wasn't because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Armidale and District Cricket Association held a meeting on Wednesday night and a lack of people putting their hands up to helping run the competition proved a sore point for returning members.
"It was very poorly attended by the local people," association president Mike Porter said.
"It is bloody awful.
"We had a problem last night [Wednesday] filling in some of the positions but people put their hand up and everything has been covered at this point in time, albeit some people doing two or three jobs.
"I don't know where it going to end up. There is no one there who wants to take on the job and do it.
"I am quite happy to walk away if they are not happy with what we are doing but it is not about that, I don't think.
"It is just they don't care, they don't give a shit."
Personnel problems aside, the association have listed October 30 as their potential start date.
They have also come up with a backup date a week later if restrictions haven't eased.
As for the vaccination requirement for players, Porter said they haven't received any formal directives.
"We are waiting for some sort of written advice from Central North or from NSW Cricket via Central North on exactly what rules we have to work to," he said.
"By the time we get to the 1st of December, it is open slather. You can do what you like."
Also discussed at the meeting was how the competition would play out.
The format has been revamped with a Twenty20 tournament across all grades to take place.
First and second grade will be playing 45 over one day cricket while third grade will be playing 40 over cricket.
From December through to January, it will be replaced by Twenty20 for all grades with all grand finals to be played at the sportsground on Australia Day.
Then the one day season will resume with finals in March.
"There will be a lot of people not happy about it being T20 cricket but all we need to do is realise this part of the game," Porter said.
"Everywhere you go, every competition you play in at a higher level they play T20 cricket as part of a carnival."
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