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Greater Manchester Cricket League

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Covid-19 News

Indoor Cricket Guidance The following guidance has been prepared by the ECB and as we enter the winter many clubs will be keen to organise indoor nets for both juniors and seniors so it is important that you read the full guidance for comprehensive details. The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps...

24th Oct 2020

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We have identified five steps for the recreational game’s proposed phased return in England this summer. England is currently in step 3 - which allows for small group training sessions of up to six people while respecting social distancing. The Welsh government are due to review current restrictions on 18 June, after which time we will provide further guidance. ...

10th Jun 2020

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Updated guidance for return to activity in a club setting Further guidance for players and clubs on undertaking recreational cricket activity and informal cricket activity in an outdoor environment, consistent with UK Government guidance. The ECB has issued its latest back to cricket guidance. The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on...

4th Jun 2020

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Recreational Game Update Last night the government confirmed that groups of six can meet outside from Monday June 1, provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying 2m apart). This applies to England, with the First Minister of Wales today announcing that people from two different households in the...

29th May 2020

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can today confirm a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no domestic cricket to be played before 1 August. The specifics of the season remain subject to ongoing advice from UK Government and health experts, but the ambition remains to host domestic men's and women's cricket across England and Wales later this...

28th May 2020

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Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, please find below the latest COVID-19 update from the ECB. We hope you have a lovely extended weekend. TOGETHER THROUGH THIS TEST The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched ‘Together Through This Test’, a nationwide campaign shining a light on the work...

22nd May 2020

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Following today’s ECB communication to clubs concerning Covid-19 Lancashire Cricket has offered further guidance. The LCF would like to provide some further clarity over guidance specifically relating to 1-2-1 coaching. The full guidance relates to a return to cricket and specifically using club practice net facilities. Safeguarding best practice would not encourage one-to-one...

16th May 2020

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ECB guidelines offering practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment. The purpose of the following guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment....

15th May 2020

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ECB update on recreational cricket and COVID-19 following the UK government's changes affecting sport and physical activity, which take effect from Wednesday 13 May. We are aware that the UK Government has announced changes that affect sport and physical activity in England, which are due to come into effect on Wednesday 13 May. “We are expecting to receive further clarity from the...

12th May 2020

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Covid 19 Over 30 Clubs have taken part in the Zoom meetings over the last few days, which have provided the opportunity to discuss how clubs are managing during these difficult times and for the League to explain how it plans to reintroduce cricket if the opportunity arises. The feedback has been excellent and will influence how things may proceed. This feedback will also be sent on to...

7th May 2020

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The health and safety of everyone in cricket is the ECB's top priority. On this page we have brought together all of your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on every area of our game. We will continue to update this article over the coming days and weeks. Recreational game What is happening to the start of the club season? Based on the Government’s advice, we...

29th Apr 2020

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We have a number of areas to update you on this week, details of which can be found below. We hope that you are continuing to find these updates useful. Ruth Strauss Foundation - 26...

24th Apr 2020

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We hope that you had a happy and relaxing few days over Easter. Following the Emergency Grant and Loan update earlier today, our weekly COVID-19 update can be found below. All Stars Cricket Activity Booklet Next week we are excited to be able to share an updated All Stars Cricket...

18th Apr 2020

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From John Murphy Clubs and Leagues Director Lancashire Cricket. This short update includes information on disability cricket, managing unoccupied properties and participant kit for All Stars. "Good afternoon everyone, I hope you continue to stay safe and well. Please see the latest ECB press release, which was sent to the network on Good...

16th Apr 2020

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About the fund As the country deals with coronavirus (Covid-19), we know sport and physical activity organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time. The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be...

31st Mar 2020

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GMCL Briefing (2) for clubs– COVID-19 This is the second briefing following the first issued on the 17th March 2020. It is our intention to post regular briefings via all communication avenues whilst this terrible health crisis continues. We now know, following advice from the ECB and the LCF that all forms of recreational cricket are suspended for the foreseeable future...

20th Mar 2020

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Statement from GMCL We are fielding many queries from Clubs about the GMCL’s position in respect of the Coronavirus situation. We are monitoring all channels available to us including the Government and the ECB and we recognise that this is a fluid and changing situation. Guidance is due shortly from the ECB and we will be in communications with other Leagues to understand any...

14th Mar 2020

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We have received advice from the ECB regarding the Coronavirus which is enclosed. To view click on the images below. We will update this on receipt of any further communication from them.

11th Mar 2020

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