Update from Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Gus Mackay

“I am writing to update you on our positive steps towards a return to cricket in the coming months.

“As we have throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Cricket Scotland is in regular contact with sportscotland to ensure that cricket is well represented in any plans for a return to sport.

“The Scottish Government is currently focused on the return of schools, but if this goes well then it is likely that the country will revert to a tier system (0 to 4) in March, allowing for some sport to be played under the same kind of restrictions as last season.

“Cricket Scotland is committed to facilitating the return of the sport as soon as is safely possible and we will continue to work with sportscotland and the Scottish Government to review restrictions on specific areas which might inhibit a return to play, for example, the sharing of transport.

“While there is still some uncertainty around the timing, we are actively planning to help the game get up and running again as quickly as possible. We are hopeful that, as case numbers drop and the vaccines are rolled out, it will be possible for us all to enjoy a better domestic cricket season this year.

“With that in mind we will be advertising several new short term (6-month) roles within Cricket Scotland tomorrow (Friday), including three regional Development Officers, with the aim of supporting clubs once play is possible again and maximising the number of people who have the opportunity take part in cricket in Scotland this summer.

“I will keep you updated on any further developments once we have received more information from sportscotland.

Gus Mackay