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Following recent announcements from the Scottish and UK Governments and the growing concern on the part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) with regards to coronavirus, Cricket Scotland is constantly reviewing its procedures and plans.

Statement Issued on 3rd April 2020

Cricket Scotland staff have been working remotely since 18th March and on 30th March, cricket activity was suspended in Scotland until 1st June.

As a direct result of this suspension of activities, Cricket Scotland has taken the difficult decision to furlough a significant proportion of its staff across the organisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with Government advice, Cricket Scotland has been strictly adhering to suggested protocols and re-evaluating these on a daily basis in order to best support the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The well-being of our whole community remains at the forefront of our thinking and decision making.

Cricket Scotland will operate with reduced staff throughout April and May, with regular reviews taking place throughout this period.

Clubs, members, supporters and the wider cricket community may contact the relevant member of the leadership team as follows:

Club, Officials, Community and Schools Cricket: Nic Wilson – nicolawilson@cricketscotland.com 07891 408 915
Commercial and Membership: Paul Macari – paulmacari@cricketscotland.com 07808 541 982
Media and Communications: Lizzie Sleet – lizziesleet@cricketscotland.com 07889 570 419
High Performance and Senior Regional Cricket: Shane Burger – shaneburger@cricketscotland.com 07889 594 275
Pathway (National & Regional), Facilities and Coaching: Gordon Drummond – gordondrummond@cricketscotland.com 07826 907 124
Finance and Administration: David Johnson finance@cricketscotland.com
Chief Executive: Gus Mackay – gusmackay@cricketscotland.com 07739 749 899

Guidance issued to clubs relating to grounds maintenance 3rd April 2020

Cricket Scotland have issued guidance to clubs relating to ground maintenance during the current COVID-19 outbreak. For guidance on caring for your cricket square click HERE

 

Advice issued 23rd March 2020

Cricket Scotland has today confirmed that as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and Government recommendations on social distancing, it recommends that all cricket activity in Scotland is further suspended until the 1st June 2020.

Chief Executive, Gus Mackay confirmed that this decision has been taken in consultation with all the leagues across Scotland and will continue to be reviewed.

This recommendation for suspension applies to all cricket activity including pre-season training, friendlies and any cricket programmes from recreational through to professional teams across Scotland.

 

Advice Issued on 16th March 2020

1. CS OFFICE AND STAFF

We have already introduced infection control measures and guidelines for staff in regard to infection control.

As all staff and visitors are asked to wash their hands regularly, we are further reminding staff of the necessity of good standards of hygiene when working in the office and we are following guidelines on self isolation if someone feels unwell.

Please note, the Cricket Scotland office at MES in Edinburgh will be CLOSED from Wednesday 18th until Tuesday 31st March.

Staff will be working remotely and can be contacted by phone or email – visit HERE for contact details.

For general questions please contact general@cricketscotland.com

 

2. CRICKET EVENTS

Sporting events around the world are currently being cancelled or postponed and we are monitoring the situation while maintaining ongoing contact with fellow sports governing bodies, sportscotland, ICC and others.

Cricket Scotland organised events including High Performance and Performance Pathways have been cancelled until 31st March and shall be subject to review.

Following the recent decision by the Scottish Government to restrict mass events, please see the following guidelines below issued by sportscotland.

3. INTERNATIONAL MATCHES

As soon as decisions are made about tournaments, leagues and international matches we will issue statements. In all cases decisions will be made based on government guidelines and with the purpose of supporting the need to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

 

4. DOMESTIC SEASON

In regard to the 2020 domestic season which is due to start in late April, Cricket Scotland will be working with the regional associations to identify options for re-scheduling should this be required.

5. CLUB ACTIVITY

Cricket Scotland advises clubs to cease all cricket activity until further notice.

 

6. SCHOOL ACTIVITY

Cricket Scotland staff will cease participation activity with schools  and advise schools to cease cricket activity until further notice.

 

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