Lots of controversy over the VTCA's request last Wednesday to lay the covers. Some clubs have told me they simply could not comply at such short notice and others that even if they could, they were not prepared due to gale-force winds, to risk injury to their members in attempting to comply. This is a view with which I entirely agree. We are local community cricket clubs -- we do not have instant resources on tap to comply with requests such as this. The VTCA needs to get real in respect to their requests imo. Your comments will be much appreciated.