Cricket Wales Statement - 15th May 2020


Cricket Wales notes and applauds the efforts of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in relation to their guidance issued to clubs in England, regarding permitted cricket activity, following the relaxation of lockdown rules in England. 

Per our statement of Monday 11th May, the regulations regarding exercise in Wales have not materially changed and, therefore, cricket activity in Wales should, sadly, remain suspended.

Current Welsh government guidance and FAQs can be found here 

Cricket Wales, alongside colleagues from other Welsh sports, met with Welsh Government officials & Sport Wales this week, kindly facilitated by the Welsh Sports Association.  We will continue to amplify these discussions as a sector, to endeavour to define and refine what ‘return to play’ might look like in Wales.  

Our collective goal is positive preparation for the safest possible return for participants of all sports, at the right time, in line with government guidance and scientific advice. In the short term, we are focussed on developing principles and proposals which can be considered by Welsh Government as part of the next review of lockdown regulations, and further statements and updates will be issued in the coming weeks, as appropriate.

We would like to reassure the Cricket Family that we and all Welsh National Governing Bodies fully share the public’s desire to return to activity, however we also remain acutely mindful of our duty of care to our participants, and our responsibility to our communities and to our NHS, who have done - and continue to do - an outstanding job in these unprecedented times.

We urge everyone to continue to observe the Welsh government guidelines and we hope everyone remains safe and well.


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