In consultation with Cricket Ireland and the other Provincial Unions, Munster Cricket have decided to extend the suspension of all activities under our auspices until at least 28th May 2020.
The postponement of the start of the season will allow us to observe government directives and public health protocols, and ensure the welfare and safety of our volunteers, players, staff, coaches, and families within the cricket community, and we will take all necessary actions to do our part in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
This decision also includes suspension of, or the ongoing suspension of, our school and holiday programmes and camps.
While the situation remains somewhat fluid, we are already developing scenarios for how a revised cricket season may look after we can resume operations. These scenarios, of course, will be kept under constant review and we will update clubs as soon as we have more clarity on a likely start date.
As you would expect, our offices will continue to remain closed during this time with staff working from home whilst all meetings (including committees) will be fulfilled by video/teleconferences.
Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions have also been liaising with sporting bodies on what funding and support opportunities are, or will be, available to clubs. In the coming week we will communicate further details about relevant programmes and initiatives that may be relevant to your club, and we will keep you as informed as possible about the evolving nature of these as they are announced.
Munster Cricket will endeavour to provide updates to all member clubs as our discussions with Cricket Ireland and our fellow Unions progress regarding the 2020 season. We are also continuing to work in the background on issues such as Corporate Governance , Procedures and Policies and planning for Development Programmes in schools in the Autumn and Winter period when the schools will be back open for business.
If you have any specific queries on any of these matters, please contact Joe Moynihan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime , stay well and we look forward to cricket activity restarting when it is safe to do so.