​Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions are responding to the unprecedented challenge of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a holistic and safety-first approach to returning to activity.

Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions have welcomed recent statements by the Irish Government and Northern Ireland Executive on the expected gradual return to action in 2021.

The protocols below include detailed guides and checklists for preparing a cricket club for restarting activity (including cleaning guides), risk assessment, booking forms and contact tracing process, advice regarding training practices that comply with social distancing and health protocols and access for a member for each cricket club to undertake an accredited online training course for dedicated COVID-19 Club Safety Officers.

As the National Governing Body, we will continue to liaise with all government health and sports bodies to secure a timely return to cricket in both jurisdictions, and are very mindful that the cricket community is keen to get started as soon as permitted.

The Protocols and other information

  - Return to cricket: Club

  - Return-to-training: Elite Cricket

  - Return-to-Play: Elite Cricket

  - COVID-19: Information for Clubs

  - External COVID-19 Links

Cricket Ireland appreciates the support of Clear Currency in its sponsorship of all-Ireland club cricket competitions in Ireland.