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Coronavirus could delay Thames Valley Cricket League season

The chairman of the Thames Valley Cricket League, Richard Thomas, has said it’s reasonable to assume the league season will be delayed by the spread of coronavirus in the UK. At this stage he said it was impossible to know how long that delay might be, but current projections suggest the infection rate could be peaking when the season is set to start on May 9.

Cookham Dean Cricket Club’s chairman Ian Davis and president Jim Rosenthal also released a statement this week saying they hoped the club could a haven of normality this summer. But it acknowledged the season – both training and matches – was bound to be affected by the pandemic. They also said that the project to create a new pavilion at the club would be pushed back until September 2021.

The club’s statement read: “In these unprecedented times the club realises that we are bound to be affected this season.

“The only question is to what extent? We can’t answer that right now.

“Our main priority has to be the health of everybody connected with CDCC.We will strive to make the club a haven of normality throughout the summer if we can.

“We await instructions from cricket’s governing bodies, so decisions could be taken out of our hands. Sadly, in these circumstances, the new pavilion project will have to be delayed until September 2021.

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