With the daily changing situation and government advise its important to keep member clubs and players informed of the plan for the forthcoming season.
The league will follow government and cricket board advise once available. The league has been in touch with National Asian Cricket Conference and highlighted some of the issue which would need to be considered. NACC will be providing feedback to the ECB on behalf of the league.
Subject to how the government and the general public can assist in reducing the spread of virus ( https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ ) over the next few week it may be possible to delay the start of the season. We will regularly update the website when we receive further guidance from the ECB and government.
Some of the concerns that the league has discussed:
- Some of our umpires fall into the vulnerable group (aged over 70+) and may have to self isolate for up to 3 months and may not be available to officiate the games
- Clubs who use private main stream cricket grounds may not be given priority to have access to grounds for possible re-arranged fixtures for Saturday clubs playing on Sundays.
- If the delay of the season goes beyond the preliminary round, member clubs may have to play their cup fixtures during mid week.
- All cancelled games will be given equal points.