WDCU club information update, 25 February 2021

Please see message below sent from WDCU to all club contacts on 25th February 2021.

Please find below a club update following the most recent WDCU Executive and Cricket Management Committee meetings.  The  Cricket Scotland Regional Chairs meeting had been deferred until after the latest Scottish Government announcement and is now planned for Monday next week.  With regard to season 2021, the WDCU are still planning as full and meaningful a season as possible taking into account Covid-19 guidelines and rules.  The CMC is currently undertaking an exercise to temporarily adapt the Saturday League Administration Rules to cater for the circumstances we find ourselves in.  The rules may be subject to further change before or during the season and will be shared with clubs as soon as the current work is finalised.

Unfortunately the Scottish Government announcement on 23rd February regarding lockdown easing, and the subsequent Cricket Scotland update on the 24th, do not indicate significant change in the short- to medium-terms and indications are that geographical movement restrictions may be in place into the early part of the season.  It is hoped that the next announcement around 15th March may provide more clarity and allow our planning to be more meaningful.

As stated in the earlier mail I will update you as and when significant information becomes available during March and once again at the end of the month.

Thank you to all clubs that have now submitted their initial estimates for team participation for the season.  A number of clubs have still to update me with their new club contacts for the season and more importantly any ground availability issues for the season. This was due in for 6th February so could you please return the latter to me by Friday 9th March if you haven’t done so yet.

Could I remind clubs that your subscription for the year is now due and would ask you to arrange payment to the treasurer as soon as possible and no later than the 31st of March.

Please also remember that we are taking ball orders for the coming season and I have reattached the order form for your use.

Iain Kennedy
WDCU Administrator