As part of preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) needed confidence that each of the seven major venues had the appropriate back-up power systems to ensure continuous television coverage in case of a power outage. They also wanted to ensure that players would be able to continue playing, without any break in play, if the electrical supply to the stadium failed.
In January 2020 our client Cricket Australia referred us to the LOC to carry out an electrical infrastructure audit for each of the seven venues: Manuka Oval (ACT), Sydney Cricket Ground (NSW), Sydney Showground Stadium (NSW), The Gabba (QLD), Junction Oval (VIC), Melbourne Cricket Ground (VIC) and the WACA (WA).
The project entailed reviewing the electrical features and validating that the venues would meet the high standards required by the ICC. A particular focus was the opening and closing ceremonies which had additional power demands due to lighting and sound requirements for temporary stages at Sydney Showground Stadium and Melbourne Cricket Ground. The LOC also needed our recommendations and solutions to implementable in a short time frame.