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Date: 19th June 2020

Please find below the latest COVID-19 bulletin.

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Dear all,

Further Financial Package confirmed for the Whole Game

This week, the ECB announced a further financial package to support professional and recreational cricket during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The £35.7million support package was agreed by the ECB Board after detailed financial planning with the whole game and to support all levels of cricket during a period of extreme financial uncertainty.

The full update can be found here.

NatWest Cricket Club Financial Guide

Given the impact Coronavirus has had on the start of this year’s cricket season, NatWest together with the ECB have launched a new online financial guide to help cricket leagues, clubs and volunteers efficiently manage their finances and help clubs thrive.

The NatWest Club Cricket Financial Guide offers practical advice and tools including how to deal with the impact of Coronavirus, looking after the cricket community and guidance on how to boost income through tips on memberships, facilities and sponsor support.

The Guide is available here for clubs to download and access.


It has been fantastic to see the continuous nominations for our #raisethebat campaign across social media, thanking all those key workers who have been working so hard to protect us all and keep the country running

We are now looking to amplify this campaign even further and are really keen that nominations represent diverse roles such as teaching, NHS and caring across all ethnicities to truly reflect our cricket community. We’ve had lots of fantastic nominations through, please keep sharing.

We encourage you to share any further nominations by emailing us here by 5pm this Sunday, or by using #raisethebat across social media.

In addition to the information requested last time, we would also ask that you include a photograph of your nomination this time around.

Details required:

  • Full name of your nomination
  • Email of the person you are nominating*
  • The reason for nominating them
  • A photo of the nomination

*Their email address will only be used for correspondence relating to this initiative and not any other marketing purposes

Roadmap FAQs

Following the provision of the 5 Step Roadmap last week we have had some further enquiries through from cricket network. We have updated our FAQ document with answers to these questions which can be found here

Updated DBS Guidance

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and advice from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the ECB are continuing with the current approach regarding the initiation and verification of DBS applications.

System access remains restricted to a limited group of users at County & ECB Level and Video ID Meetings are to be used instead of Face to Face Meetings.

We are committed to reviewing our approach in consultation with all Official sources and suppliers - to support the planned return of cricket.

If you require any support regarding initiating and/or verifying DBS applications please contact us here

Google Digital Garage

The first Google Digital Garage session ran on Monday and we’ve had some great feedback since. A reminder that the remaining two sessions will run as follows:

Monday 22nd June 09:30 – Register here

Get started with Digital Advertising - social, search and display advertising

Monday 29th June 09:30 – Register here Get Your Business Visible on Google - Learn how to increase your visibility to reach more people online.

Your Questions

A reminder that the COVID-19 FAQ list can be accessed here. We will be regularly updating this list so please continue to check back, and feed in your questions via your Head of Region.


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