SCCC welcomes Government announcement

The Government yesterday issued a roadmap for the lifting of Lockdown.

Following last night’s press conference by the Prime Minister, Somerset CCC CEO Gordon Hollins said: “Obviously we are pleased by what Boris Johnson has said regarding the proposed return of spectators for the forthcoming season. The Cooper Associates County Ground simply has not been the same without our Members and supporters.

“We will be working closely with the ECB and the relevant authorities to ensure that when spectators are permitted back into stadia, we are ensuring that they are doing so in a safe and secure manner. It is also important that we ensure the experience of coming to the Cooper Associates County Ground is an enjoyable one.

“Work has been going on behind the scenes over the last few months to make sure that we are prepared for every eventuality with regard to a return to crowds, and we will be keeping our Members up to date with any decisions that are made regarding timings and capacity.

“Once again we would like to thank our Members and supporters for their continued backing and patience.”

The ECB have also released a statement:

“The ECB welcomes the Government’s decision to permit grassroots cricket to return across England in time for the start of the 2021 season. We will continue to work closely with the Welsh Government on the return of recreational cricket in Wales.

“We are also very pleased to see the return of spectators to grounds from mid-May. Our leading venues strongly believe they have the technology and know-how to return capacity crowds and we look forward to working in close partnership with the Government to identify ways in which this can be achieved in a safe and controlled manner this season.”

Somerset County Cricket Club would like to invite Members to a virtual session on Tuesday March 2nd at 7pm in relation to the roadmap. This event will take place on Zoom, with further details to follow over the next few days.

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