First and foremost, the Association’s top priority is the health and well-being of our community during these unprecedented times. CEO James Allsopp said, “On behalf of the Cricket ACT family, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you, your families and your loved ones in this challenging time.”
Cricket ACT are consistently communicating with our stakeholders, including the ACT Government, Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW, to prepare for the upcoming cricket season and seasons thereafter. Currently, our primary focus is on local clubs and community cricket and seeing that they emerge in the strongest position possible.
“The situation with COVID-19 is constantly evolving which unfortunately creates a high degree of short-term uncertainty. However, Cricket ACT is stubbornly optimistic that we will get through this together and cricket will not only survive but thrive. We look forward to continuing to unite and inspire our community through cricket when we get to the other side” Allsopp added.
Information on specific programs can be found below. We will keep you up to date as the situation develops.
Senior and Junior Cricket – Cricket ACT is working with our friends in winter sports and the ACT Government to produce a plan that would ideally allow all local sports to conduct a season in some capacity. At this stage we are planning for the 2020/21 cricket season to proceed as usual however we are considering various possibilities as to the season’s timing.
Kookaburra Cup – We are planning to conduct the Kookaburra Cup tournament during October school holidays (7-9 October). For more information on the tournament, click here.
Cricket ACT Programs
ACTive Academy – ACTive Academy will resume in some capacity once the ACT Government advises it is safe to reduce social distancing measures.
Cricket ACT’s High Performance team are working through several scenarios while Cricket Australia conducts viability audits of international and domestic programs. Once more information comes to light, we will adapt our plan to fit within the new scope of the 2020/21 cricket international and domestic program.
Schools and Teachers – A number of cricket programs for schools have been adapted for the remote learning environment that we are currently experiencing. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT and Queanbeyan Clubs – The Club Spot portal provides a myriad of resources to help you get organised, up-skill and plan for the upcoming season. The ACT Government has agreed to cover registration fees for all ACT and Queanbeyan clubs, making it a completely free tool. To find out more information and register, click here.