Norfolk Cricket Alliance and Norfolk Cricket League abandon 2020 season
In line with their Two Counties Championship counterparts, the Norfolk Cricket Alliance (NCA) and Norfolk Cricket League (NCL) have decided to abandon the 2020 campaign.
It is the England and Wales Cricket Board's hope that recreational cricket will be able to get started next month, providing all of the necessary Covid-19 safety protocols are put into place.
However, with leagues in Norfolk set to be approaching what would have been the halfway mark, playing half a season of fixtures would not be feasible.
Therefore, in a joint statement released this afternoon, the NCA and NCL – along with with the Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) – confirmed the cancellation of the season and that traditional league cricket would return in 2021.
They went on to add that the two leagues will work closely with the NCB to facilitate suitable playing opportunities for those clubs that still wish to play meaningful cricket this summer.
The outcome of those matches will have no bearing on the 2021 season, and therefore no side will be penalised for not taking part or deciding to arrange their matches.