GMCL Board Meeting held on Zoom, remotely
June 21st, 2020
Minutes of meeting held 10am Sunday 21st June 2020
Reason for meeting: to discuss possibility of ‘adaptive cricket’ commencement and communication to clubs.
Present: MK / BE / SL / KC / TG / MH / MS / WH / MW / RH / NS / AN / DF
Mike Hall thanked everyone for participating and outlined the series of recent events that have occurred to result in the situation we are at today:
Monday: Minister for Sport (Nigel Huddleston) made noises re possibility of certain sports being played. ECB reacted by announcing they are working on an ‘Adaptive Cricket’ scenarios document.
Wednesday: This document ‘kiboshed’ as government had ‘spikes’ and other bigger priorities.
Lobbying via social media and ECB will result in an announcement this coming Tuesday 23/06 regarding possible relaxation of 2m to 1m, etc.
The message coming from the ECB to leagues is START TO PLAN / PLAN TO START
Mike then discussed what this meant – Grounds / Net practice / premises / bars / adaptive cricket.
Whilst we (GMCL) need to refer to premises regulations – this was a council / police advisory requirement – so we should focus upon game rules and regs.
Agreement that Mike works up a club questionnaire / statement / communication to ascertain GMCL clubs’ level of commitment to participating in whatever form ‘Adaptive Cricket’ takes – to include numbers of teams (Sat / Sun) Juniors and seniors / etc.
From this information we can then propose rules / start date / fixtures / etc. And work up guidance accordingly.
NB – Registration of players to new system will still go ahead – but at £0 – CricHQ to confirm as to when this system will be ready.
Next meeting – Thursday 25th June 8pm via zoom