Important notice to all clubs
As you will be aware, on Friday afternoon, the Scottish Government announced that Glasgow City local authority area will remain at Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions until at least Monday 24 May. As the rest of the local authority areas covered by the WDCU are going to Level 2, this now means that, from Monday 17 May until further notice, no club from Glasgow City can travel to a club outside their local authority area, and no club from outside can travel to Glasgow City to complete a fixture. In addition, any player or official of a club in Glasgow City who lives outside that local authority area cannot travel to the club and, similarly, any player or official of a club outside of Glasgow City who lives inside that local authority cannot travel to the club. Because of these restrictions, the WDCU CMC have decided the following:
- The midweek cup fixtures scheduled for this week, commencing 17 May, are postponed, even where two competing clubs are not from Glasgow City local authority area. The CMC will consider whether these fixtures can be rearranged for a later date and will communicate this to all clubs as soon as possible.
- The full Saturday League programme for 22 May is declared null and void – even if the two clubs involved are outside of Glasgow City local authority area. As per the amended 2021 Saturday League Administration Regulations, it is declared a “Covid Round” and these fixtures will not be rescheduled.
- Any fixture which involves two clubs outside of the Glasgow City area can still be played as scheduled but it will not count towards the league placings. There will be no result reported and umpire appointments may also be affected. Clubs involved in fixtures where no team from Glasgow City is participating who wish to go ahead with their fixture should liaise with the opposition club this week to confirm.
- All fixtures involving a team from outside Glasgow City playing a club from Glasgow City must not go ahead, even on a friendly basis. In addition, clubs are reminded that any players who live in Glasgow City and play elsewhere or vice versa must not take part in any cricket activity this week that involves them travelling in or out of Glasgow City local authority area.
- Clubs in Glasgow may arrange friendlies between themselves on the same basis as pre-season but players must not travel from outside of Glasgow City local authority area to take part.
- If Glasgow moves down to Level 2 next week, the league season resumes as planned from round 2 on 29th May and midweek fixtures in the week commencing 24 May will also proceed as planned.
- For those clubs involved in Scottish Cup and Challenge Cup matches on Sunday 23 May, Cricket Scotland will be issuing their guidance on this as they administer these competitions.
- Should Glasgow City remain in Level 3 from 24 May, the CMC will issue further guidance at that point.
Should any club have any questions or doubt about the above, please contact the administrator as soon as possible.
WDCU CMC Chairman