On the 13th of November last, the eight team captains voted unanimously to introduce a rule to allow a player who has become unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, to be replaced for the remainder of the season. The rule in detail is as follows and comes into affect immediately:
A team can replace one player for the remainder of a season, due to the unavailability of that player, as a result of unforeseen circumstances.
If the player to be replaced has played at least one game (singles / doubles), the player must contact the committee & agree with the change.
The replaced player cannot play again in that season for any team.
Once nominated, the new player becomes final and cannot be changed.
The new player cannot have been in another team in the same season.
The new player must participate in at least three league match nights to be eligible for the knockout stages of the league (Playing at least a single or a double game is considered participation, being present does not.).
If a team did not have the full eight members by the first game of the season, any new player after that date counts as the replacement.
A full list of rules is available on the Rules page.