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ECB Issue Coronavirus Update

Surrey County Cricket Club flying above The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

Published: 18th March, 2020

The ECB has recommended the suspension of all recreational cricket in England and Wales after Government advice on the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Following this advice, Surrey CCC have made the decision to close the indoor centres at the Kia Oval and George Abbot School in Guildford. Anybody with a future booking at either facility should contact the Club on 0203 9460100 or cricketcentres@surreycricket.com. All bookers will also be receiving an e-mail from the Club with this information.

A full copy of the ECB statement is available to read below:

Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels.

Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.

Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues – who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation.

Click below to hear a message to Members from Surrey CCC Chief Executive Richard Gould

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