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Gurujames

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Will the 2021 season happen?
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:35:56 PM »

Just heard that the immunisation programme wont be completed until Autumn (so probably this time next year). What effect do you think that will have on next season cricket?
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 05:44:38 PM »

Think it really depends on the "numbers" and whether there is the expected downward trend as the age groups begin to have the first stage of the inoculation. It'll clearly take the time to complete both doses, potentially we could see something similar to last season in both timing and conditions (no ball shining, changing rooms closed and frequent hand sanitisaties breaks - maybe even temperature checks can be introduced).
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 05:53:09 PM »

Lots of factors - summer vs winter transmission rates, cat 4 vaccination levels etc. But I would say, knowing a reasonable amount about the subject, that there's a decent chance of starting in May with most of the mitigations seen in 2020, provided people obey the bloody rules now!
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 07:05:19 PM »

ECB has been told by Govt to prepare for a normal summer.

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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 07:52:01 PM »

Worth remembering as well that we have more effective treatment for the symptoms than we did before last summer too.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 07:58:40 PM »

Our league committee have told us to prepare for the scheduled April 17th start.

3 month lockdown and straight into cricket, happy days
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 08:27:11 PM »

Our league committee have told us to prepare for the scheduled April 17th start.

3 month lockdown and straight into cricket, happy days

Surprised by that. Ours are suggesting a half season be scheduled and clubs arrange their own friendlies as early as possible. Don't think anyone believes we will start a full league season with travel to games by the end of April.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 08:34:45 PM »

Surprised by that. Ours are suggesting a half season be scheduled and clubs arrange their own friendlies as early as possible. Don't think anyone believes we will start a full league season with travel to games by the end of April.

Im guessing they have received government advice before telling the clubs. Leagues were confirmed last week and fixtures are due this coming week.

What difference is there between early friendlies and early league fixtures?
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 08:47:25 PM »

Not that advice from the government on this particular subject has always held true in the last year
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 09:17:27 PM »

Im guessing they have received government advice before telling the clubs. Leagues were confirmed last week and fixtures are due this coming week.

What difference is there between early friendlies and early league fixtures?

Friendlies don't require a full program of fixtures with travel, teams can just stick to their near neighbours for friendly games. Difficult to have a league with integrity if you can't travel more than 5 miles from home.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2021, 09:31:53 PM »

Given that we played senior and junior league fixtures from July of last year when no one had the vaccine, I don't see any reason why we won't be stating in mid April this year given that the most vulnerable groups will be vaccinated by then.  I expect that we will continue without teas and with sanitiation breaks but otherwise playing cricket as normal
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 09:40:45 PM »

Friendlies don't require a full program of fixtures with travel, teams can just stick to their near neighbours for friendly games. Difficult to have a league with integrity if you can't travel more than 5 miles from home.

Where I live we couldn't have a friendly within 5 miles unless we played our own 2nds.

Sorry but I dont see the difference. You are getting in a car and travelling from A to B, playing cricket, and then travelling back to A again. The distance travelled has no bearing on the virus.

Obviously local outbreaks are the exception to this rule but surely no one is stupid enough to play atall in that case.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 10:01:35 PM »

Surely a full season has got to go ahead with all the vaccinations going ahead. Half a season was completed last year without this. I just hope we get to use changing rooms again.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 10:12:55 PM »

Given that we played senior and junior league fixtures from July of last year when no one had the vaccine, I don't see any reason why we won't be stating in mid April this year given that the most vulnerable groups will be vaccinated by then.  I expect that we will continue without teas and with sanitiation breaks but otherwise playing cricket as normal

The new, highly transmissible strain of the virus that has lead us into another full on lockdown seems like a pretty good reason to think we might not be able to start cricket on time. I hope we do get cricket in April/May, but if the infections, hospital admissions and deaths aren't where they need to be then it won't happen.

I think it's also a fairly brave assumption to say all vulnerable groups will be vaccinated by then, given that proper protection requires both doses of the vaccine plus some additional time for it to take full effect. Doesn't leave a lot of leeway and nothing in the handling of the pandemic so far has exactly inspired confidence.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2021, 10:14:48 PM »

Where I live we couldn't have a friendly within 5 miles unless we played our own 2nds.

Sorry but I dont see the difference. You are getting in a car and travelling from A to B, playing cricket, and then travelling back to A again. The distance travelled has no bearing on the virus.

Obviously local outbreaks are the exception to this rule but surely no one is stupid enough to play atall in that case.

Whether it has an impact or not is irrelevant if the government has restricted travel though. I don't think anybody is stupid enough to risk a large fine for breach of restrictions in order to play a game of cricket either.
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