Cricket Scotland has taken this decision in response to and in support of today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that the next few days will be “critical” in deciding what steps will need to be taken to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland, along with the increased restrictions in areas of England imposed in the last 48 hours.
The Regional Series consists of matches between the best of Scotland’s players (men and women) from all over Scotland and the North of England, and would inevitably involve travel between regions.
Gus Mackay, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, said: “This has been a difficult decision but the safety of our players and officials is paramount and it is important that cricket is playing its part in helping to contain the spread of the virus. Cricket activity has made good progress in the last 6 weeks but we feel that the long distance movement of cricketers is not wise, given the Scottish Government announcement today.”
All localised club fixtures can continue to be played under the current guidance that is in place.