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