In deference to the coinciding of Ascension day and the festival of Eid al-Fitr, together with the Netherlands A tour to Ireland depriving several clubs of key players, the KNCB have decided to postpone Round 3 of the Topklasse.
Originally scheduled for Thursday May 13th, The round will instead be played the following Sunday – May 16th, TKcricket has discovered. If clubs prefer, however, they may be permitted to play their fixtures on the Thursday by mutual agreement, suggest sources in a position to know.
Sources also suggest that owing to the relative smooth running of Covid protocols, specifically the speed with which pre-match testing has been accomplished, matches from Round 3 onward will again commence at the traditional start time of 11am rather than noon, allowing for the extra hour without loss of overs in case of interruptions.
It is also understood that Dosti Amsterdam’s Round 4 home match against HBS, originally scheduled for Sunday the 16th due to Dosti’s ground not being available on the Saturday, will instead be played at Craeyenhout the day before to allow for the postponed Round 3 to be played in its entirety on Sunday. The HBS-Dosti return match scheduled for Sunday July 11th will instead be played at Drieburg, likely that same weekend.