Cricket Scotland to offer further advice on May 7th
In a recent press release, Cricket Scotland have confirmed that they will be delaying any decision regarding the resumption of cricketing activities in Scotland until after the UK government releases further advice relating to the current lockdown and any possible exit strategy. This advice is expected to be given on May 7th.
CS Chief Executive Gus Mackay said:
“The Board has decided to defer further guidance on cricket activity until early May when Government is due to announce the next steps and possible relaxations on lockdown measures. These are unprecedented times and we have a responsibility to follow guidelines and policies set by Governments.
The health and wellbeing of our Players, Officials, Clubs and others involved in our game are, of course, a priority. Cricket is a team sport and thus brings particular social distancing issues.”
Cricket Scotland have also confirmed that, although the various league bodies in Scotland are making preparations for the possible running of a curtailed season in 2020, the provision of ‘a safe environment for players and officials when it is likely that social distancing measures are likely to remain in place for some time to help contain the virus’ remains of primary concern.
For our part, Stirling County Cricket Club would like to reiterate that, in line with guidance from Cricket Scotland and the Scottish and UK governments, use of the club’s facilities, for practice or otherwise, is still strictly prohibited. As and when we receive more information and guidance on this matter we will, of course, share it with our members.