Under yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government that the country remains in Phase 3 of the route map, cricket activity remains limited to club-based activity until 24th August. We recognise this is hugely frustrating to all of us as much work had already been done to arrange and prepare for friendly fixtures during August.
Although the introduction of intra-club games has proved successful within many clubs, we are particularly conscious that smaller clubs with lower membership numbers, particularly in rural locations, are not able to play 11-a-side intra-club matches, (though other formats such as six-a-side games might be possible).
Cricket Scotland has been actively lobbying for an early resumption of cricket activity and matches throughout the gradual easing of lockdown. As a result of yesterday’s announcement, Cricket Scotland is today writing to the Sports Minister and the First Minister to argue cricket’s case again.
Cricket Scotland met with the regional and match official associations this morning, as part of a series of such meetings which have taken place throughout the crisis, to discuss the situation and the steps now being taken.