Including Annual Report and Annual Accounts
This year’s Cricket Scotland AGM will take place on April 28th so, in advance of that we are publishing our annual report for 2020, along with other documentation. Here we provide a summary of that report which, due to the effects of COVID-19, is very different than in previous years. We would encourage you all to read the full report via the link below,
Cricket Scotland is hopeful that the season will be able to resume in May and is aware how hard the last 12 months have been for many clubs. We continue to work closely with sportscotland and the Scottish Government to ensure that cricket is well represented in all discussions around the return of sport and any support being given to community sport. In order to provide more support for clubs Cricket Scotland is in the process of appointing three new Development Officers to work in the East, West and Central regions for the next six months.
CS has faced its own financial challenges through COVID-19 and regretfully some colleagues were made redundant last year while many have faced periods of furlough. We are grateful for the ongoing support of sportscotland, without which cuts might have been deeper.
The accounts for 2021 reflect the times we are in showing a net loss of £25,014 as a result of a number of different issues. Normal revenues due to the pandemic, though that was offset by a combination of furlough income, the recovery of a doubtful debt from 2019 and reduced expenditure as cricket activities largely stopped.
However, we have also made a provision in response to an unexpected demand from the International Cricket Council to Cricket Scotland and six other countries for repayment in 2021 and 2022 of certain sums paid in 2018 and 2019. The countries concerned have submitted arguments as to why those sums should be “forgiven” and not repaid but, as that had not been agreed by the date of the signing of the accounts, the directors concluded the prudent course was to create a provision in respect of the sums and that is included in the net loss referred to above.
While the pandemic affected matters on the pitch, future planning work behind the scenes continued and the work undertaken in 2020 included:
- A review of the current strategy including an increased emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion.
- For the first time we appointed a full-time Head Coach for the women’s national team and welcomed Mark Coles, former Head Coach of the Pakistan women’s team to Cricket Scotland.
- We have progressed the development of a Digital Scoring Platform, working with Interact to role that out across the country over the next 15 months.
- We have supported the creation of a new Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association to create a more structured career pathway for umpires and scorers.
- Finally we have undertaken a review of our governance and identified the need for broader representation of the Scottish Cricket community on the board. We will therefore seek approval at an Extraordinary General Meeting to add four new directors to the board of Cricket Scotland Holdings Limited. One elected by the 11 junior development groups operating in Scotland, the Chair of the new Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association, one nominated by the Scottish Cricketers Association (the body representing the players in our men’s and women’s national squads) and a young cricketer who can express the views, needs and experiences of those starting their cricketing journey.
There are still many reasons to be optimistic and with a fuller cricket season expected in 2021, new Development Officers working across the country, more community cricket projects being rolled out and the prospect of both our Men’s and Women’s players performing on the international stage, we are hopeful of a much better year ahead.
Annual General Meeting
- Notice of meeting
- Annual Report
- CSL Annual Accounts
- CSHL Annual Accounts
- President Elect Personal Statement
- Minutes of 2020 AGM
Extraordinary General Meeting