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Warwickshire CCC issue Club Statement

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Stuart Cain, Chief Executive at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, said:

“This morning’s announcement is positive news. Like most sports, cricket has taken a huge hit over the last 12 months and it’s only prudent financial measures and generous support from our Club Members that have seen us through. The devil is in the detail so we look forward to more information on how to access the emergency funding after the budget.

“We’re also working with the ECB and Government on testing larger crowds at the England versus New Zealand LV= Insurance Test match in early June. Using protocols such as testing, masks and vaccine certificates along with other social distancing measures, we’re confident that we can get a sizable crowd in to the game safely, setting sport up for when full crowds could potentially return after June 21.

“The professional game has been played behind closed doors and cricket clubs across the County have struggled with bars closed and restrictions stopping the game being played in the way we love. Warwickshire Cricket Board have been excellent in the way that they have helped the recreational game through the pandemic.”

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