The Western Province Cricket Association club cricket committee have recommended the 2020-21 season be cancelled.
The start of the WPCA season was postponed to 16 January – and then early February – as a preventative measure against the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, a complete cancellation has since been recommended. A final decision will likely be made at 8 February’s WPCA members’ council meeting.
“The WPCA club cricket committee considered the advantages and disadvantages of attempting to play a curtailed amateur cricket season during the present Covid-19 pandemic, including public health considerations and the welfare of participants,” read an extract from the resolution proposed after last week’s WPCA directors meeting.
“The WPCA club cricket committee recommend to the WPCA board that the 2020-21 cricket season in respect of all amateur cricket under the jurisdiction, authority and control of WPCA is cancelled.
“For clarification and without derogating from the generality of the above, no official club, school, youth or other amateur leagues or competitions will be organised, authorised or approved by the WPCA up to the end of the 2020-21 season.
“Training and practices may continue subject to the adherence by members and participants to all legal restrictions and Covid-19 protocols.
“This resolution is to be presented to the WPCA members’ council for ratification.”