Hampshire Cricket League 2020 Update

21 Mar

To All

I have already had the statement below put on the web site. Please can you ensure that your Clubs are aware of our proposals for the coming season. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via me at denis.emery@hantscl.com or our Secretary Anne Carter at anne.carter@hantscl.com

The Hampshire Cricket League Management Committee met via a video conference last night to discuss the 2020 cricket season. The ECB statement regarding the 2020 season suspended all cricket for the foreseeable future. We have decided that if restrictions are lifted and sport is given the go ahead to resume by the end of June then the HCL will complete the rest of the 2020 League season with promotion and relegation being administered. Division 1 promotion to SPCL would have to depend on the SPCL 2020 arrangements.

If the restrictions are lifted after the 30th June there would be no competitive League matches and the same format would go to 2021 season with no promotions or relegations. We would then recommend and ask clubs to play their remaining fixtures as friendlies and bring some normality back to a devastating period.

We propose to store the match balls that you have ordered securely, and details of how these will be distributed will follow. The handbook is ready to go to print but we will delay the printing of it until we know more.

I wish all players and officials, and their families keep safe and well during this next few uncertain months and hopefully get back to cricket before too long.

Denis Emery

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