The start of Eastern Province Cricket’s 2020-21 club season has been further delayed.
Eastern Province Cricket, like the Western Province Cricket Association and others, are navigating the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Eastern Province club cricket season has been delayed and the start postponed to the first weekend of February 2021,” read a statement from Eastern Province Cricket acting club and facilities coordinator Bulelani Stuurman.
“The decision was taken after consulting with clubs and the municipality. This was also mainly influenced by the rise in number of Covid-19 infections in the metro.
“According to president Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela Bay and the Sarah Baartman District in the Eastern Cape – as well as the Garden Route District in the Western Cape – account for most of the new infections in the country.
“We have been declared a coronavirus hotspot. So, for the health and safety of the members, the Nelson Mandela Bay Cricket Association has concluded that we delay the start of the season to observe the effect the second wave might have during the festive season.
“In mid-January 2021, the Nelson Mandela Bay Cricket Association will reassess and inform clubs accordingly.”
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