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News Update 16 Jul 2020

17 Jul 2020

News and Updates July 16 2020
This e-mail is issued to all registered Main Contacts at clubs as and we ask that this is shared immediately with captains and other club officials to whom it relates.
If there are any questions please mail news@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk or secretary@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk

Things are changing daily and if areas of lockdown change we will have to react. 

League Cricket In Lancashire and Pre-Lockdown
Risk Assessments required prior to ALL cricket. Clubs asked to rethink "friendlies"

As a result of the rise in the cases of the Coronavirus in Blackburn and Darwen, and the tightening of government measures there, the ECB have advised that cricket clubs in the Lancashire Local Authority are in a pre-lockdown situation.

Leagues have been asked to emphasise the Stage 4 playing guidance to all clubs and to limit the travelling distance for teams. Significantly the ECB has recommended that those within the Lancashire Local Authority Area cancel all planned friendlies this weekend.  The Greater Manchester Cricket League has two clubs who fall within the Lancashire Authority boundary, Edgworth and Edenfield and those two clubs friendlies have been cancelled.

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation have asked that all Leagues, and that includes us, make an appropriate response.

In the knowledge that our official League programme starts on the 25th July we ask all our clubs to consider whether their planned “friendly” fixtures are really necessary. (Note that intra-club games between your own members are classed as practice and are unaffected).

In any event the GMCL Board have decided to extend the reach of the requirements set out in the ECB Guidance on Preparing your Clubhouse and Grounds and in particular all Clubs are required to complete the Action Checklist and undertake a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and publish this to all your users.

This requirement remains in place but must also apply to all friendly fixtures, Junior Fixtures, Women’s and Girls Fixtures, and 20 over games or lower overs and, with immediate effect the GMCL Board require immediate confirmation to the secretary@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk that an appropriate document with full mitigations has been produced and published to users before any matches involving visiting clubs are played, including this weekend. (thanks to those clubs that have already mailed this)

We are sure you will recognise the seriousness of the situation and that we stand with our whole Lancashire County Cricket Community in taking appropriate action now, in order to protect what is left of an already shortened season.

Please contact club-director@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk if you have any specific questions or issues.

Fixture Changes
Due to a big drop in available players, Flixton C&SC will now play in Division GG. Division J will now consist of 5 teams. Revised fixture lists will be posted later this evening.

we are hoping the fixtures for this competition will be published later this evening.

Zoom Meeting
The zoom meetings were well attended, unfortunately the Tuesday meeting was disrupted by connection issues so we are having a sweep up zoom for all clubs that didnt attend. This will take place as follows:
Jul 20, 2020 07:30 PM -  
Join Zoom Meeting on https://zoom.us/j/5313863012?pwd=dng5ek1jZEp6YjdLMlRaaHlLSVBNUT09

Other Items
Symptoms: Any player showing any symptoms must not attend the game
Travel: Must be in accordance with latest social distancing regulations
Start Times: Saturday & Sunday Start Times: 1pm until end of August; 12:30pm from 1st September
Match Balls: Each club will provide their own match ball and suitable spares as is the norm.
Sanitiser: Each team must bring their own sanitiser
Sanitising the ball: Team captains will sanitise the ball in accordance with the guidance when required to do so. At the fall of a wicket the match ball to be placed at the base of the stumps
Tea Break :20 minutes, players bring own food and drink and consume in cars or socially distanced if area available outdoors

GMCL Board
16 Jul 2020

17 Jul 2020