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— 26 March 2020

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DOMESTIC TICKETS

The First-Class Counties have agreed to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.

A majority vote was reached at a meeting of the FCC chairs today following approval by the ECB Board last month for the new season to commence on August 1.

At this stage, ticket holders do not need to do anything. The Club will contact ticket holders when the domestic schedule has been announced.

MEMBERSHIPS

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is awaiting the further information from the ECB as to what a rescheduled domestic season could look like. Once this has been confirmed, the Club will be in contact with all Members regarding the next steps.

CLUB STAFF AND OFFICES

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s main office, ticket office and club shop is currently closed. Those wishing to purchase MERCHANDISE ONLY can do so by visiting the online shop

The vast majority of staff have been placed on furlough leave. Therefore, if you have an urgent enquiry, please email cricket@yorkshireccc.com

ARCHIVED COVID-19 STORIES

TUESDAY 7TH JULY – ECB STATEMENT: COUNTIES AGREE FORMATS FOR 2020 SEASON

The First-Class Counties have agreed to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.

A majority vote was reached at a meeting of the FCC chairs today following approval by the ECB Board last month for the new season to commence on August 1.

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MONDAY 6TH JULY – EMERALD HEADINGLEY’S MEN’S AND WOMEN’S INTERNATIONALS TO BE PLAYED BEHIND-CLOSED-DOORS

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Emirates Old Trafford will host England Men’s international matches behind closed doors later this summer against Ireland and Pakistan.

This summer’s remaining scheduled international series for England Women (against India and South Africa) and England Men (against Australia) remain postponed with discussions ongoing to understand the best way to reschedule these matches.

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Australia IT20 Refund Scheme

Women’s ODI Refund Scheme

MONDAY 29TH JUNE – ECB UPDATE ON RETURN TO PLAY FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S DOMESTIC CRICKET

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given its approval for the professional men’s county cricket season to begin on 1 August.

The formats to be played during the delayed men’s county season are due to be agreed by the 18 First-Class Counties in early July, with a new fixture schedule to be published thereafter.

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TUESDAY 2ND JUNE – ECB ANNOUNCE PROPOSED DATES FOR WEST INDIES TEST SERIES

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Emirates Old Trafford will host England Men’s Test series against West Indies if international cricket returns behind closed doors in July.

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FRIDAY 29TH MAY – SIX YORKSHIRE PLAYERS TO RETURN TO TRAINING

The ECB can confirm the group of men’s players who have been asked to return to training, as England Men prepare for the prospect of behind-closed-doors cricket, subject to UK Government clearance.

Jonny Bairstow, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root and David Willey are amongst those who will begin training. Root will train from Trent Bridge due to travel reasons.

Yorkshire can also confirm that Andrew Gale, Richard Pyrah and Ian Fisher (strength and conditioning) will return from furlough leave to help with the players’ preparations. Physiotherapist Kunwar Bansil will also work from Emerald Headingley.

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THURSDAY 28TH MAY – ECB UPDATE ON THE DOMESTIC AND RECREATIONAL GAME

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no domestic cricket to be played before August 1.

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FRIDAY 15TH MAY – CLUB STATEMENT: STAFF SALARY REDUCTIONS

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s employees have agreed up to 20% in salary reductions due to the impact of Covid-19.

These reductions, which will come into force from 1st June, will affect players and staff across the Club, Yorkshire Cricket Board, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Pro Coach.

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FRIDAY 24TH APRIL – ECB ANNOUNCE FURTHER DELAY TO PROFESSIONAL CRICKET SEASON

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has 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.

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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.

If you know any Members over the age of 70 who would benefit from having a chat, or anyone who could be lonely during this lockdown period, please let us know by contacting cricket@yorkshireccc.com

Tuesday 31st March – ECB LATEST

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announce a £61million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COVID-19.

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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.

For any urgent enquiries, please email cricket@yorkshireccc.com

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