The England and Wales Cricket Board yesterday announced Dynamos Cricket is to be cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
All Stars Cricket, now into its fourth year, may continue in Scotland this summer dependant on Scottish Government advice.
All those who have signed up to the 2020 Dynamos Cricket programme will receive an automatic refund.
Why is All Stars Cricket able to run but Dynamos Cricket is cancelled?
The ECB state: “With the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we are unable to launch a brand new programme and deliver a high-quality experience with fully trained activators this summer. Being a new offering, it was our intention to provide clubs and activators with the necessary new training to deliver Dynamos Cricket in March and April this year, but unfortunately, the ongoing restrictions have meant we were unable to do this so are unable to launch as we had hoped.”
What format will All Stars Cricket take in 2020?
The programme will inevitably require some modifications to suit COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing measures. We advise clubs that All Stars Cricket sessions only start when the Scottish Government has deemed it safe to do so.
Clubs will need to run their own risk assessments and only run All Stars Cricket sessions if they feel confident maintaining public safety.