18th March 2020
LCCC suspend cricket activity
Leicestershire County Cricket Club can confirm that all cricket activity at the Fischer County Ground has been suspended in light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19.
All cricket activity includes First XI training, the Indoor School calendar including the Academy and the pathway system and the Leicestershire Vixens.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) Head Coach, Paul Nixon said: “We’ve taken a measured decision at this ever-changing time.
“Currently nobody at the club – players or staff - are showing any symptoms and we are doing our best for this continue.”
Will Garvey, Head of Science and Medicine at LCCC, added: “We have decided to allow the players to train at home in the interest of their health.
“We have supplied the players with modified physical training plans for this period whilst we consider and plan our training going forwards.”
Ali Maiden, Head of Talent Pathway, made the decision earlier in the week to cancel all sessions for all age ranges.
Maiden said: “Our main priority is the safety of our players and their families. Cricket, despite being our main priority as a business, is only a game.
“Everyone will be disappointed that cricket is halting but young cricketers with hunger are always the ones who go on to great things. After this enforced break, there will be lots of hungry, young LYC cricketers and that will be a great foundation for the success and development of those players.
“From LYC’s perspective, we urge people to stay safe, stick to the guidelines from the government and communicate however you can with us and each other.”
Further, Heather Beattie, Women’s and Girls Development Officer said: “In line with government advice, we have decided to suspend all women and girls activity as the health of all of our players is paramount in this difficult situation.”