17th March 2020

Update from Chief Executive Neil Snowball – COVID-19

Warwickshire Chief Executive gives an update to Warwickshire Members and supporters.

Our staff have been monitoring the advice from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation for several weeks in order to better understand the potential impact of COVID-19 on the cricket season, our business operations and the health and well-being of our staff, players and supporters.

Last weekend we took the decision to bring back the men’s senior squad from their pre-season training camp at La Manga Club as a result of the escalating situation in Spain, and we are aware that many other counties experienced similar scenarios in different parts of the world.

The players have stayed away from Edgbaston this week, as a precaution, and the coaching team are developing a range of programmes that are designed to cover all eventualities during this period of uncertainty.

Following the most recent government advice we have instigated plans that will allow the majority of our staff to work remotely while we await confirmation as to the potential shape of the season ahead.

We hugely value and appreciate the support from our Members and please do rest assured that we will announce any updates in a prompt manner through warwickshireccc.com and through our social media channels.

The Club is in regular contact with the England & Wales Cricket Board and the other 17 First Class counties and we hope that we will have further clarity on the impact of COVID-19 on the scheduled start of the county season in the coming days.

Myself and my team at Edgbaston fully appreciate the important role that Warwickshire County Cricket Club plays in the lives of our Members and supporters, and also in our local community. We will be doing everything possible to work through this unprecedented period of uncertainty and hope that we can get the 2020 season underway as soon as possible.