- Sep 7, 2009
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We could always just play all our games away during the summer period. I think matches in PE and Cape Town will be feasable in December, but if we take December, the humidity is around 80% everyday, plus temperatures reaching over 35 degrees celsius.
Joburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein has lightning storms during December and January. Plus concrete like pitches. The chance is there that games could be called off.
But yeah, I think we'll be open for change if there has to be a change. Our biggest concern is our players leaving our shores, make more money on short term contracts in the NH and then come back injured and unavailable when contracted to an SA team and go as quickly as they come (4 seasons in one day type of thing)?
At the moment, we are losing all the way.
Simple economics sadly. The question becomes would moving our calender bring in more money for SA Rugby (Cricket be damned the sport has been ruined from the top down for me)?
Yeah, Cape Town at least has a pretty mellow climate. I read somewhere that Mosselbaai has the least fluxuating microclimate of any reasonably populated city on the globe. Not sure where I got that from. At least those lightning storms up there are generally short lived.