Stenhousemuir Cricket Club hopeful of playing full season this year

Stenhousemuir Cricket Club are hopeful they will be able to play a full season this year after the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 2:54 pm
Stenhousemuir Cricket Club

Cricket Scotland were in contact with clubs after Holyrood first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s latest update last week to inform them of the work being carried out.

Gus Mackay, chief executive of the sport’s governing body, has sent a message out to clubs saying: “I remain optimistic that a better domestic cricket season than last year will be possible in 2021.

“Last summer we proved that cricket is Covid-safe, and scientific research has been published since then showing that there is minimal risk of Covid-19 transmission through sports equipment such as cricket balls.

“Cricket Scotland will continue to advocate for the game to be allowed to restart as soon as it is safely possible. Since last season, cricket has been reclassified, following our representations, as a non-contact sport, which should make the reopening of the game easier under the regulations.”

Stenhousemuir Cricket Club secretary Steven McLaren told the Falkirk Herald: “The players are obviously desperate to get back and we are hopeful we will be able to play a full season.

“Right now, with there still being some uncertainty over the length of the season, we aren’t able to do much planning but, at this moment, we are entered into all cup competitions on top of the league, so we have to expect a full list of fixtures. However, we are also prepared for any possible outcome.”