Northern Districts Cricket, in conjunction with New Zealand Cricket and the other Major and District Associations, have agreed to cancel all community cricket, including clubs, schools, coaching, programmes and training, for the rest of the season/term. This decision follows our most recent medical advice and recognises our obligations towards the New Zealand cricket family and the wider public interest.
Based on expert advice from New Zealand Cricket’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Swan and recent government information we want to ensure that cricket is acting to pre-emptively supress the spread of coronavirus.
While cricket is a relatively safe non-contact sport there are considerable measures that need to be in place to adhere to expert advice around reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Our focus specifically is on minimising the risk and impact on the cricket community and ensuring health and well-being is our highest priority.
Northern Districts is working with New Zealand Cricket to ensure we collectively provide ongoing support to District Associations and local clubs/schools along with the wider cricket community during this challenging and disruptive time.
Outcomes of incomplete competitions for the current season will be confirmed in due course.
Northern Districts has also postponed all planned events including our awards night, we encourage the rest of our cricket community to consider the same.