COVID-19 (coronavirus) – WDCU Executive Statement, 17 March, 2020

Please see a note below from the WDCU Executive Committee regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“In light of the rapidly developing situation in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to contact all clubs regarding this.  You may have seen that Cricket Scotland have issued a statement on the matter, which is broadly consistent with what we note below. Although the situation is changing by the day, there are a number of issues which have become clearer from yesterdays advice from both UK and Scottish Governments.

“These include the need to stop or very significantly reduce all non-essential social contact and travel, and practice social distancing or isolation where appropriate.

In light of this, the WDCU have decided to cancel the pre-season EGM scheduled for Thursday the 16th of April.

“It remains too early to make definitive decisions or pronouncements regarding the playing calendar, but it would be prudent to expect that material and lengthy disruption of this is likely.  The WDCU committees will be giving this more detailed consideration in the coming days, and this will include discussions with Cricket Scotland where relevant.

“In the meantime, clubs require to consider very carefully, if they have not already done so, the potential ramifications for any overseas players that they have made arrangements to engage for the coming season. It is of course very possible that they may not be able to enter the country at all.

!This is a very difficult and challenging situation for everyone and we will update clubs as soon as practicable.”

Further statements will be published as the situation progresses.