Andrew Gale has his eyes on a prize as Yorkshire prepare for the beginning of a shortened county summer, confirmed for August 1.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have given the green light to the return of county cricket, although it has not yet been decided which formats will be played.

The first-class counties will meet in the coming days to decide that, and Yorkshire coach Gale admits he is not bothered what competitions are schedule. Instead, he is just focused on winning whatever is on offer.

Yorkshire are starting a phased return to training at Emerald Headingley this week, and the former Championship-winning captain said: “To be honest, I’m not bothered what we play.

“I’ll just be happy to see us playing cricket after what has gone on over the last few months.

“We’ll be told what we’re playing, and we’ll just get ready for it.

“If there’s a couple of trophies up for grabs, we’ll be preparing as best we can to win them.

“It would be nice to finish off what has been a tough year for everyone and be remembered as the side who won a trophy or two during this pandemic.”

Yorkshire’s return to training this week involves six days of one-to-one sessions with players, though South African fast bowler Duanne Olivier won’t be involved just yet.

The former international quick has spent lockdown in his homeland, though he will return to Leeds shortly.

But Yorkshire are planning for him to have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period as per government guidelines for travellers coming into the UK.

Olivier has been staying in shape physically and technically in South Africa, and his quarantine period would finish just before the two-day Roses friendly against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley on July 24 and 25.

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