Lancashire To Use Extra Time For Twenty20 Matches
In light of the recently exceptional weather conditions, England and Wales Chief Executive David Collier called an emergency meeting of the First Class County Chief Executives and Senior ECB Executive to consider actions which could be taken to maximise play in this year’s Twenty20 competition.
It was agreed that a period of 30 minutes or 60 minutes of extra time may be provided to make up for time lost in Twenty20 Cup Group matches.
Lancashire Chief Executive, Jim Cumbes has confirmed that the Club will take this period of extra time (if required) for the next two home matches at Old Trafford;
V Derbyshire Phantoms this Sunday 1st July, starting at 2:30pm
Currently the match is scheduled to finish at 5:15pm, but if needed, the Club can play until 6:15pm.
V Leicestershire Foxes on Friday, starting at 5:30pm
Currently his match is schedule to finish at 8:15pm*, but if needed, the Club will play until 8:45pm.
* The starting time is subject to change dependant on Sky Sports televised matches on the 5/6 July. In this instance, the match will start at 5:40pm.
The ECB and Counties also reviewed the option of rescheduling matches. Due to the condensed playing schedule, the Counties determined that this was not feasible in order to finalise Group placing prior to the Quarter-final date for the Twenty20 Cup.
The Counties proposed that, as part of the ongoing Domestic Structure Review and with the growing interest of spectators in Twenty20 cricket, that the feasibility of reserve days be considered for future years.