The League Executive have released a further urgent statement regarding the impact of the rapidly developing COVID-19 virus in the UK.
Further to our communication of Monday 16th earlier this week, and as was feared, the ECB, and therefore the DHCL have been forced to suspend all forms of recreational cricket for the time being.
As things are currently understood, and despite there being no clear timeline attached to their decision, it is highly unlikely that this suspension will be lifted in the short to medium term. Clubs should therefore work on the basis that much of the first half of the 2020 cricket season is cancelled. Furthermore a scrapping of the whole season, depending on how the coronavirus emergency unfolds over the coming weeks and months, is a distinct possibility.
The DHCL Executive will continue to monitor the situation and developments, and consult with the cricket authorities over the coming weeks to establish a firmer picture of timelines and what options may exist for cricket in Huddersfield later on in 2020. We will of course keep you informed regarding further developments and any plans or decisions made throughout these difficult, challenging and very uncertain times.
The full statement from the ECB is included hereunder. Please also note their comments regarding training. It is expected that the Huddersfield Junior Cricket League will be making their own announcements shortly.
If any Club has questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the League.
Please read and understand carefully the advice issued by the NHS on avoiding the spread of COVID-19.