FRIDAY 24TH APRIL – ECB ANNOUNCE FURTHER DELAY TO PROFESSIONAL CRICKET SEASON
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today agreed that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least July 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The season remains subject to ongoing advice from government and health experts, and continued consultation with all broadcast partners to determine the optimum way to fulfil fixtures both domestically and internationally.
Monday 6th April – YCCC PLACE PLAYERS AND COACHES ON FURLOUGH LEAVE
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s players and cricket staff have been placed on furlough leave until further notice.
This decision comes after the majority of the Club’s non-playing staff were placed on furlough leave at the end of March in accordance with the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Following a Board meeting on Friday, the Club took the decision to furlough all players and coaches. Each player and member of staff in the cricket department were contacted individually by Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon on Friday night.
Speaking about the Club’s decision to furlough its players, Moxon said: “First and foremost, there is a bigger picture than cricket and it is vitally important that people stay safe, stay healthy and support the NHS in any way possible. We are in the midst of a national crisis and cricket is secondary at this moment.
“From a Club point of view, we feel that these measures need to be taken to ensure as little damage as possible to the business.
“The players are disappointed not to be playing as they have worked hard during the winter and have been excited about the season ahead. However, they are all fully understanding of the Club’s decision and we hope that the situation improves as quickly as possible to ensure that everyone can resume some kind of normality as soon as possible.”
Wednesday 8th April – COVID-19: MEMBERS’ PHONECALLS
Over the past couple of days, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon has been calling Members to make sure that the Yorkshire Family are remaining as positive as possible during this difficult time.
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Tuesday 31st March – ECB LATEST
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Thursday 26th March – YORKSHIRE STAFF PLACED ON FURLOUGH LEAVE
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have taken the decision to furlough a large proportion of its staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emerald Headingley has been closed in accordance with the government’s ongoing advice during the nationwide lockdown. The Club will continue to operate with a skeleton staff during this lockdown period.
Mark Arthur, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive said: “At this unprecedented time, we have taken this positive step to protect jobs at the Club.
“By taking advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we are able to preserve jobs at Yorkshire Cricket during such a difficult financial period.”
The Club’s Ticket Office and Club Shop (including online sales) will not be in operation until further notice. Hospitality sales and queries will not be taken during this time.
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