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Response to changes for sport and physical activity

Response to changes for sport and physical activity

12 May 2020

The ECB have today issued a statement regarding the recreational game following reports that 1 to 1 net practice would be allowed under the Government's new Covid 19 measures.

This item has been circulating on social media among players but the suspension of all recreational cricket activity remains in place..Below is the ECB statement, which has been emailed to all Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League clubs . 

"We are aware that the UK Government has announced changes that affect sport and physical activity in England, which are due to come into effect on Wednesday 13 May.

“We are expecting to receive further clarity from the UK government in the coming days and in turn we will share greater detail and guidelines with the game as soon as we are able.

“Our priority is to support our colleagues and clubs across the game to deliver elements of outdoor cricket in a responsible way that does not compromise safety. 

“We completely understand the level of patience that recreational players have had to demonstrate so far, and know that most will be desperate to return to the nets to practice. We ask for a little more time to plan out the best way to deliver this opportunity to everyone as safely as possible.

“The health and wellbeing of everyone in cricket remains our No.1 priority. We will share further updates towards the end of the week along with a support plan for our clubs to follow.’’

League chairman David Young said: "We urge all clubs to wait for the ECB advice and continue to observe the suspension of all recreational cricket activity until advised differently.

"We will ensure all of our clubs receive further updates from the ECB as we want everybody in the  cricket community to remain safe and well."

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