COVID-19 – Cricket Scotland club update, 16 July 2020

Please see most recent safe return to local cricket message for clubs from Cricket Scotland: A WDCU statement will follow.

“Following the recent Scottish Government announcement that suggested we will be moving to Phase 4 during August, Cricket Scotland is mindful that clubs will require some time to prepare for game based activity potentially with modified rules and conditions.

“We are currently working with sportscotland to agree a return to cricket fixtures and envisage this will be introduced first at an intra-club level (matches between members within the same club) followed by local friendlies. Our intention is to agree a match format which complies with Scottish Government rules on staying safe, social distancing and the test and protect guidance. We will issue this guidance as soon as it is authorised by sportscotland.

“The timescales and restrictions relating to this are essentially driven by the Scottish Government, not Cricket Scotland and their next review date for this is on 30th July. Please be aware that previous relaxations have typically seen a staged approach, with a delay between announcement and implementation, therefore it is unlikely that inter-club fixtures (between different clubs) will be able to commence on 1st August.”