Press Release: Status of 2020 Season and Tournaments

8 April 2020

As a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has made the decision to cancel the Junior and Senior Provincial Championships.

The Northern Indoor Cricket Region has also made the decision to cancel the North Island Championships, scheduled to take place at Queen’s Birthday weekend.

An update on the status of all tournaments is as below:

Tournament

Location

Scheduled Date

Status

North Island Championships

Central Auckland

Queens Birthday Weekend

30th – 31st May

Cancelled

South Island Championships

South Island

Queens Birthday Weekend

30th -31st May

TBA

ICNZ Junior Provincials

Tauranga / Hamilton

16 – 18 July 2020

Cancelled

ICNZ Senior Provincials

Auckland

25 – 27th June 2020

Cancelled

Super League

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

May – September 2020

Shortened season being considered. Please stay in touch with your region for updates

ICNZ Masters Club National Championships

Nelson

6 -8 August 2020

Under review

To be reassessed again on May 1

ICNZ Club National Championships

Auckland

11 -13 September 2020

Under review

To be reassessed again on May 1

WICF Indoor Cricket World Cup

Melbourne, Australia

10 – 17 October 2020

Postponed until September/ October 2021

As the World Cup has now been postponed until September/ October 2021, the Senior Provincial Championships will be postponed until next year accordingly.

The WICF Junior World Series is being considered to be held next year at this stage. Please refer to the WICF Statement here (Click here to view).

At this stage, the Board has deferred a decision on our last two events for the year, the Masters and National Club Championships until there is greater clarity following the end of the lockdown period. To ensure we make an informed decision regarding these events, we have created a short survey for all potential participants – please refer to the survey link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC8DCFV

It would be much appreciated if the above survey link could be dispersed to all potential participants that were expected to partake in either event this year. The survey will be open for the next two weeks with a decision to be made on whether these tournaments will take place later this year or deferred to next year. We expect to make this decision during May 2020 after the lockdown period comes to an end and when there is greater clarity on the overall situation.  

It is a disappointing result for everyone in the Indoor Cricket community, however, we extend our thoughts to our centres who are doing it the toughest at the moment in these circumstances.

We hope you and your families all stay safe, and  we are hopeful of seeing you all at one of our events later this year.

Regards

Board of Indoor Cricket New Zealand

Tony Watkins, Peter Douglas, Paul Anderson, Andrew Templer, Kim Scott, Vanessa Chatfield, James Kirk, Ahmad Khawaja

 

Enquiries: cricket@indoorcricketnz.org.nz 

 

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