ECB continues to work closely with DCMS and UK government to ensure cricket plays it’s part in ensuring the safe opening up of society and that we continue to be highly respected thanks to the efforts of club volunteers up and down the country.  As we finalise our guidance which will be shared with you all shortly we understand that some of you have asked questions on what activity is permissible at the moment.

Can I deliver 1:1 coaching sessions?

Not at this time. Sports venues (including cricket facilities) must remain closed as instructed by the government until at least 29-03-2021 (subject to review) and you may currently only exercise in a public outdoor space with one other person.  ECB is clear that the definition of exercise in a public space is not intended to include cricket activity. Click here for government guidance

Can I meet with other club committee members to get the ground ready for the start of the season?

Not at this time. ‘Stay at home where possible’ is still in force, so grounds maintenance should be limited to essential preparation tasks with essential staff only.  Large working parties are not appropriate at this stage.  Clubs should risk assess any lifting or lone working that would be an health and safety risk, and delay that until step 1b (29-03-2021) when the rule of six will apply and ‘stay at home’ will be replaced with ‘stay local’, then sub-grouped (maximum 6) working parties would be more appropriate. Click here for the latest Sport England guidance

If you are aware of activity breaching Covid-19 guidance please email

Action will be taken to address individual coaches or clubs / organisations putting public safety and the game’s reputation at risk.