Halifax League suspends all cricket related activities until further notice

The ENCO Halifax Cricket League management board have suspended all senior and junior cricket and cricket related activities under their jurisdiction with immediate effect and until further notice.

The move comes after The England & Wales Cricket Board recommended the suspension of all cricket related activities with immediate effect and until further notice on March 18.

The Halifax Cricket League’s decision includes club organised training, pre season practice and pre season friendlies. Senior and Junior League and Cup cricket will not be played in April 2020 even if the suspension is lifted. Cricket in May is very unlikely but at this time a specific decision has not been taken.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

All planned senior and junior league meetings are cancelled until further notice. It is strongly recommended that clubs comply with Government guidelines with regard to club meetings and gatherings.

The planned event due to take place on 8 April at the Piece Hall in Halifax - Inspiring Future Generations - has been postponed and will hopefully be rescheduled for April 2021.

League secretary Tim Helliwell said: “The League Management Board has considered all options for the cricket season, with the possibility of starting in June, July and/or August as well as the possibility of a summer without cricket, however it is important to be guided by Government and the ECB and obviously to wait for the virus risk to reduce dramatically.

“The ENCO Halifax Cricket League management board and executive committee will continue to talk and further information will be provided on 10 April 2020 when hopefully we will be in a better position to make specific plans.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“Meanwhile I am sure clubs will take all necessary steps to protect their members and supporters at this time.The management board would like to take this opportunity to thank clubs and our umpires for their support in this unique situation.”

Related topics: