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 of 30th July 2020 and subsequent updates to HM Government information regarding the changes in Covid-19 measures in Leicester City. Leicestershire County Cricket Club continue to liaise with key stakeholders, including Leicester City Council and the ECB, to understand the implications for recreational cricket.

From 1st August, local restrictions for the area of Oadby and Wigston were eased. Clubs and players from within Oadby and Wigston are now allowed to operate in line with national social distancing guidelines and 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 pertaining to the affected area. If you live or your club is within the Leicester City Council boundary, please continue to refer to the ECB Return to Cricket Roadmap on what is permitted regarding training and outdoor net usage in Step 3 of the ECB return to cricket Roadmap.

To avoid confusion, ALL cricket activity for Leicester City based clubs and any players who live in Leicester City, is limited to train in groups of 6 (including the coach), maintaining a minimum of 2m social distancing.

Cricket Matches within the Leicester City Local authority boundary are to remain suspended until restrictions are further lifted. People living in the affected area are now allowed to travel outside of Leicester City to watch cricket matches, provided they maintain a social distance of 2 metres and do not exceed a group of 6 people. Please refer to the latest information from Leicester City Council.

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.