The Government/ECB have now given the go ahead for recreational cricket matches to take place as from Saturday 11th July. Further guidance is due to be announced prior to Saturday. Details of this guidance will be forwarded to all member clubs.
RETURN TO ACTIVITY IN A CRICKET CLUB SETTING SUMMARY The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe whilst undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment. These guidelines currently apply to England only. Lockdown restrictions remain in place in Wales with a review due to take place on 28 May 2020. These guidelines have been produced in line with the UK Government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 11 May 2020, which can be read here. Supporting guidance published on 13 May 2020 can be found here. All activity should be consistent with the Government guidance regarding health, social distancing and hygiene. In ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’, the UK Government stated that team sports should not be played outside of a household. ECB maintains the position that all recreational cricket remains suspended until further notice, with the sole exception of the use of outdoor cricket facilities (nets and pitches) for the purpose of undertaking exercise as set out in our detailed guidance document. Our primary and ongoing goal is to protect the health of everyone in and around the game. The adjusted lockdown restrictions provide an opportunity for the use of outdoor cricket facilities (nets and pitches) for the purpose of undertaking exercise. In summary: 1. You can exercise outdoors on your own, with members of your household or with one other person from outside your household while keeping two metres apart at all times. You must only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household. 2. Social distancing of at least two metres must [...]