The Rosaneri CC fixture man has been burning the midnight oil over the last couple of weeks whilst he has been pouring over all of the ECB updates as well as the cricket 'chatter' on Twitter to see what it all means for our 2020 fixtures.
What we know so far is; dependent on government and ECB approval:
1) English International cricket could start again in early July with a test series against the West Indies.
2) Domestic professional cricket will not start again until the beginning of August at the earliest.
3) The recreational game remains suspended until further notice, however talks are on going for a potential July start date with leagues making preparations to hopefully start on the 11th July. We should know more details on this within the coming week for both junior and adult cricket.
With the above in mind the RCC hierarchy do hope that we can beginning playing again in July but if not August and the fixture man has been instructed to extend and alter our 2020 playing season accordingly.
This means that this season has been extended, lock down and weather permitting, until Sunday the 4th October. Yes that is correct October and some of our normal free Sundays now have games booked on those days. We ask all players to check the websites for the updated situation. Which could of course change again over the next few weeks.
We do hope that we can get some games on safely this season and we do hope that all of our membership can confidently enjoy any fixtures that we do play and make themselves available for as many matches as possible.
Stay tuned and stay safe.