Please find attached some additional notes with regards to matchday.
These are over and above the ECB regulations and specifically apply to Palace Shield games.
Please ensure you complete risk assessments and also let your visitors know any specifics for their arrival especially - e.g. where to park.
There is an inter-league meeting on Monday so, hopefully, there will be some clarity by then and we can hopefully give another update during the week.
This document should be read in conjunction with the latest guidance from the ECB / LCF / ACO.
As part of their matchday risk assessment, clubs must consider the facilities for the scorers. If the home club is unable to provide a sheltered, COVID-safe position for the visitor’s scorer to be seated near to the home scorer, this should be covered in the risk assessment and that message conveyed to the visiting side prior to the game. If that is the case, the home club must ensure that their scorer is capable of managing the scorebook and scorebox alone or with the help of others from their own household. The visiting side may still wish to provide a scorer but they will have to operate under the constraints identified by the home side. The provision of a scorer is not mandatory for the visitors in this case but, if they do not provide a scorer, they must provide someone to stay in the vicinity of the home scorer so that they can relate details such as player’s names etc to the home scorer. This person can be changed during the game but, if no-one is provided or there is only someone available for part of the game, this will be considered as failing to provide a scorer and meet with potential penalties.
Just to remind everyone, the penalty for failing to provide a scorer is a one point deduction for each game that this happens but the penalty only comes in on the fourth occasion. So, there is no penalty for up to 3 cases of failing to provide a scorer but the 4th time would result in a 4 point penalty.
Team Cards (ECB version now introduced) both sides should be completed and handed to the umpire prior to the toss together with an envelope containing their £45 expenses. Umpires may ask you to enable them to photograph or copy the details from the Team Cards rather than take possession.
3. Ball Cleaning
Captains are reminded they must use a microbial cloth to clean the ball. These cloths are now readily available at all supermarkets. They MUST NOT use hand sanitiser.
Latest LCF Update
Good morning everyone,
Ahead of the move to Step 2 of the Government Roadmap on April 12th, ECB have updated their playing guidance for recreational cricket. This guidance can be found in the weekly bulletin for clubs and leagues (to be published this morning). https://ecb-comms.co.uk/t/1FT6-7BL2U-49E79B69D324B7DF7DM4VQ6E4473FE8F9D770E/cr.aspx
What has changed under Step 2 (12th April)?
The activities permissible through organised outdoor cricket activity remain the same and therefore existing playing guidance should be followed.
The main changes for cricket relate to outdoor hospitality, which is now permissible subject to following government guidance.
Whilst spectators are still not permissible, ECB have updated their FAQ’s to explain the exemptions for parents, guests/patrons using your venue for hospitality purposes and what this means if your ground is located within a public open space.
Please ensure you read the FAQ’s and full guidance carefully and communicate appropriately to your clubs so they can update any risk assessments as appropriate.
It should be noted that the ‘no spectator’ rule has been set by government(DCMS) for all recreational sport, and a further review is due ahead of Step 3 of the roadmap on May 17th.
Clubs should continue to monitor the ECB Covid-19 webpage for further information.
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The Serbian Cricket Federation is looking at recruiting players of Serbian/Yugoslavian descent, aged between 16-30, who would be keen to represent them in future tournaments, including the ICC World Cup Qualifiers this summer.
In order to be eligible, players must have either a parent or a grandparent born in Serbia or Yugoslavia.
ECB is delighted to confirm the return of cricket in England on 29 March
Following the Government’s updated guidance for outdoor organised sports around the easing of social restrictions in England on 29 March, we are delighted to confirm the return of recreational cricket in England from that date. We know that our communities, players and volunteers will have missed the social, physical and health benefits of participating in our great game and we believe we have an important role to play in supporting the nations recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Importantly, we also know that we have a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our communities by ensuring compliance with the latest Government guidance.
For England, we have produced an updated roadmap and accompanying documents (below) to provide you with the headline information on what activities are permissible from 29 March onwards.
For Wales, we will continue to work closely with Sport Wales and Cricket Wales to provide the accompanying guidance.
- England Roadmap
- Guidance for England
- Guidance for Wales
- Playing Plan Summary
- Plan for Organised Cricket in England
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