We regret to inform you that under advice from the ECB the OCA has taken the decision to suspend the start of the season and that all clubs have been advised to suspend all cricketing activities until further notice, We realise this will come as a huge disappointment to some of our members but the health of our members & the general community must be our priority as a club. please see the statements from the OCA & the ECB below.
In light of the latest advice (see below) given by the ECB, the OCA Executive has taken the decision to suspend the start of the 2020 season indefinitely. We also echo the ECB guidance that clubs suspend all ‘….training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.’
We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and pay close attention to updates/bulletins issued by central government and cricket’s own governing bodies. When there is something meaningful to announce, we will do so.
In the meantime, please continue to follow the advice in respect of public health guidelines https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Could you please pass this message on to all your club members and associated parties.
We understand there will be questions that clubs will want answers to and as many of these are likely to be similar could you please send any queries to the General Secretary over the next few days and we will endeavour to provide as many answers as we can in an FAQ document to all rather than respond to each question individually.
David Quinn Ian Royle
OCA Chairman OCA General Secretary