As I understand it the date is provisional and was chosen some time ago (As required by the Competition Rules).
If both clubs are eliminated from the Challenge Cup then it is logical that the game will be on Sunday 12th May.
If one or both of the teams are still in the Challenge Cup, then it is highly unlikely that they will be asked to play
3/4 days before the 5th Round.
PM and Coolie - Just remind me which Heavy Woolen Club publicly declared possible financial difficulties recently?
Then we can perhaps talk about Cash Flows and Expenditure that is not matched by Income etc.
If the date is provisional why are details of the fixture being published?Why not wait until after the Challenge Cup 4th round ties are played.
Would not surprise me if other teams have provisionally agreed the 5th round Challenge Cup weekend to play rearranged games.
Do not see the relationship between Batley's finances and Dewsbury's or understand your cashflow/expenditure comment in regards to PM and Coolie's post unless you are reading there comments out of context . All teams in the Rugby League are struggling financially and being hit by the economic climate in different ways.