The ECB’s national guidance for cricket finally arrived at the club last Friday evening.
After taking some time to digest all the information, we can say that cricket can definitely take place in 2021 as an ‘organised sport’.
As we’re sure you’re aware, there are various stages along the government’s roadmap as to what can happen and when. In the current phase, Step 1B, we are only offering organised senior training sessions as league matches are due to commence on 17 April.
As ‘spectators’ are not allowed in Step 1B, we are continuing with our plan to offer junior training from after the 12 April, which is planned to fall under Step 2.
All members are asked to stay away from both our Poynton and Disley grounds unless attending the club’s organised cricketing activities for a player. In Stage 1B, this is restricted to scheduled senior training sessions only. Senior outdoor training will commence this week.
As the government and ECB stipulate that all cricketing activity has to be organised by the club, we cannot open the nets to members for ‘drop in’ use over the Easter holidays.
This year will not be “normal” and various restrictions will need to be put in place around training groups, parents and spectators; all of which we are working on. Further details will be released once we know what the ECB guidance is around Step 2 of the government’s roadmap. In addition, Poynton Sports Club and Disley Amalgamated Sports Club will also have their own restrictions which we will need to work with.
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