ECC Coronavirus Statement
We wanted to provide an update on the forthcoming season and the impact that Covid-19 may have on it.
Naturally, the first thoughts in our minds at this troubling time are with you, your loved ones and wider communities.
In terms of the cricket community, Covid-19 has already affected our season: the indefinite closure of Feltonfleet School has brought an end to our Winter Training programme. We anticipate that outdoor training and our playing season are also likely to be impacted.
As you will appreciate, this is an evolving situation and we will keep you informed on the website, by email and over the Club’s WhatsApp group about arrangements going forward.
In terms of next steps, it seems plain that Cricket Force will not be able to take place this year in the usual fashion. However, there remain a number of critical tasks which must be completed even with a delayed start to the season. Please keep an eye on emails in the coming days as we are proposing to break down these tasks within the membership so they can be completed in far smaller groups than normal and in a way consistent with Government advice.
Information and guidance is being made available by both the Government and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Today we received an email from the ECB which can be found in full here (http://www.surreycricketfoundation.org/news/coronavirus-planning-29711/) but we’d like to draw particularly on this paragraph:
“Sport plays a vital role in well-being, both physically and mentally. One of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels. Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.”
In that spirit, we’d like to remind members that in team mates you have true friends who can be relied upon in trying circumstances – let’s make sure we work together to get through this period.
In such uncertain times it’s hard to predict how this season is going to pan out, but please be assured we will be working hard with all parties to ensure we keep the Cricket Club in the best possible position to continue activities whenever that may be possible.
Stay safe and look forward to seeing you all at the club later this year. Don’t be a stranger.
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