How COVID-19 in the UK will impact on recreational cricket
Dear Cranleigh CC Members,
The ECB have made a formal announcement with regards to the ongoing public health crisis in the UK (and beyond) and its impact on recreational cricket moving forwards.
The full statement is below:
‘Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are now suspended. This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.
Sport plays a vital role in wellbeing, both physically and mentally. One of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels. Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.
It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with the Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.
Over the coming weeks, we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues.
We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game remains at the heart of communities.
We know that you and your clubs can play an important role in bringing your community together once we get past this period of time.’
Surrey has promised to keep us updated over the coming days and weeks on any policy changes and we will pass on any news to you. The County has also promised to work together with Clubs to ensure we can support the game as much as possible over the coming period. The Club Management Committee will be meeting in the next few days to consider the short, medium and long term risks of the pandemic to Cranleigh CC.
Keep well everyone,
Rick, Matt, Paul, Dave A, Dave G, Patricia, Karen, and all the Cranleigh CC Management Team