Leicestershire County Cricket Club Recreational Cricket Statement in response to changes in restrictions for Leicester City and Oadby and Wigston.

We have considered the Health Secretary’s update on 30th July 2020 regarding the changes in Covid-19 measures in Leicester City. Leicestershire County Cricket Club has again been in contact with key stakeholders, including Leicester City Council and the ECB, to understand the implications for recreational cricket.

With effect from 3rd August, there will be an easing of the local restrictions for the area of Oadby and Wigston. At that point clubs and players within Oadby and Wigston will be able to operate in line with the ECB step 4 guidance.

We continue to be guided by Government and ECB to allow us to provide information to cricket clubs and the recreational game both within and close to the affected area. Cricket clubs in Leicester City must continue to follow the guidance set out in Step 3 of the ECB return to cricket Roadmap. Our recommendation remains that Clubs refer to the ECB Return to Cricket Roadmap on what is permitted regarding training and outdoor net usage in Step 3. To avoid confusion, ALL cricket activity within Leicester City is limited to groups of 6.

Cricket Matches within the highlighted boundary are to remain suspended until restrictions are further lifted. Anyone living in the affected area must not travel outside of Leicester City to play or watch cricket matches.

Leicestershire CCC will continue to undertake the necessary measures to support the local guidelines.

Leicestershire CCC encourages you to Stay at home where possible, keep 2 metres apart and continue to wash our hands regularly