Hi there to our cricket community
Firstly, the Northland Cricket Association hopes that you and your families are safe during this time. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our community, New Zealand and the world, and will continue to do so for some time. The NCA really appreciates everyone playing their part in social distancing, staying home and doing what we can to get our community through this crisis.
The situation surrounding Covid-19 is very fluid and is constantly changing but we feel an update from the NCA is beneficial to our cricket community to give a little more clarity.
Sport is vital to the well-being of our community. The NCA value all the benefits that come from playing sport and although none of us know exactly when we will be back on the field, or in what form, we are planning for the 2020-21 cricket season and beyond and looking at how best to cater for cricket in a sustainable manner. This includes working with clubs and collectively piecing together our season, the possible adjustment of our current constitution for the betterment of cricket in Northland, identifying work ons and/or improvements to our competitions and hosting regional, domestic and/or international games, if presented with the opportunity.
All sport in New Zealand is currently suspended. The NCA, Northern Districts Cricket Association and New Zealand Cricket are in regular contact and are keeping a very close eye on the Alert Level status and what it means for cricket. We recently posted a template that shows the level of safety required for sport under each Alert Level. This template was designed and provided by Sport New Zealand and outlines what can and can’t be done/played under each Alert Level.
New Zealand Cricket is working closely with Sport New Zealand and other national sporting bodies to ensure we are all on the same page. Although our communication has been very good there are often no answers to the many questions we collectively discuss due to the nature of the situation we face. We continue to work very hard to try and find answers as best as possible.
We will endeavour to keep you updated with information regarding the future of cricket in Northland as it comes to hand. Please stay safe.
NCA General Manager