Return to cricket: Clubs

Return to cricket: Clubs

Sport provides great mental and physical health benefits for our society, and cricket is no exception. However, we all have a duty of care to ensure that our cricket clubs operate within a safe environment.

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

This practical guide for clubs has been developed in consultation with medical experts and in line with both ROI and NI Executive Government Guidelines. It outlines the robust measures Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions strongly recommend clubs to implement and maintain to help safeguard all members during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow all of us to get back to training safely, improving the well-being of members across Ireland.

The key to success will be the collective approach to compliance with the protocols, and there is no obligation for clubs to re-open if they feel they cannot meet their health and safety obligations.

Download the documents

- Guide for Clubs

- Guide for winter / indoor training

- Return to Play for Clubs -  Northern Ireland (includes advice on spectators)

Return to Play for Clubs -  Republic of Ireland (includes advice on spectators)

- Suspected Case Plan  

- Club Cleaning Guidelines 

- Club Prepare to Restart Checklist

- Cricket Pitch zones diagram

- Template: Risk Assessment (word)

- Template: Risk Assessment (excel)

- Template: Club Facilities Booking Sheet

- Template: Self-Assessment Form


If you have any questions or concerns that arise, please contact your affiliated Provincial Union in the first instance.