The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that Emerald Headingley would be considered to host a pilot event in front of 1,000 spectators on Wednesday night.

In order to host a pilot event, venues would be required to satisfy key requirements. One of the requirements is that “sports pilots will not be able to take place in areas that have high coronavirus incidence rates”.

Following a consultation with the Department of Public Health Leeds, Emerald Headingley will continue with its plan to host Wednesday night’s Vitality Blast fixture between Yorkshire Vikings and Durham behind-closed-doors.

All parties believe that this is the appropriate action to take due to the recent rising infection rates in local areas. The safety of our communities is paramount as we strive to prevent the spread of the virus.

Members and supporters will be able to watch multi-camera coverage of the match on

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