Following the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) announcement on Friday, I wanted to give our Members, supporters and customers an update on how we have reacted at Emerald Headingley.

The Club have been following the government’s advice on a daily basis and moved swiftly to ensure that we are protecting our staff and the wider cricket family. Since Friday, administrative staff have been working from home and will continue to do so until at least April 14. The groundstaff will continue to work from Emerald Headingley, but will do so by respecting social distancing. The playing squad have been training at their homes since arriving back from Mumbai on March 14. They have been asked to continue doing so until at least April 19.

There is obviously great uncertainty around what the coming months will bring, however, it is important that we offer strength and support to each other in such unpredictable times. I want to assure you that although we as playing and non-playing staff aren’t at Emerald Headingley, we are here for you.

What makes cricket such a special game are the people and the camaraderie between spectators and players, no matter who you support. Although we will be seeing each other in the Long Room later than planned, I urge you to pick up the phone and talk to your fellow cricket supporters. A five minute phonecall or a simple message might provide an invaluable boost to somebody who is feeling vulnerable whilst we are asked to self-isolate.

I will provide any updates on the commencement of cricket when I receive further information from the ECB.

Mark Arthur
Chief Executive

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