Roses match will not go ahead at Scarborough Cricket Club, admin staff furloughed by North Marine Road club
The Roses clash at Scarborough Cricket Club, due to be played in June, will now not go ahead after the ECB's decision that professional cricket will not start until at least July 1.
Scarborough Cricket Club have also decided to ‘furlough’ its administration staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on their website, Scarborough CC said: "North Marine Road has been closed in accordance with the government’s ongoing advice during the nationwide lockdown.
"Volunteers will carry out only necessary tasks during this lockdown period.
"At this unprecedented time, we have taken this positive step to protect Scarborough Cricket Club at a time when it has no income stream. By taking advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we are able to preserve jobs at the club during such a difficult financial period.
"The Club’s Ticket Office and Club Shop (including online sales) will not be in operation until further notice. Hospitality sales and queries will not be taken during this time.
"Difficult decisions have been made to protect the long-term well being and stability of the club.
"The latest information that we have from the ECB is that professional cricket will not be played in England and Wales until at least 1 July.
"This means that the first county championship match scheduled to start on 14 June between Yorkshire and Lancashire will now not take place. We have no further updates on the other county fixtures scheduled for the remainder of the summer at this point in time.
"Refunds for cancelled games and other events will be made once the staff are back at work.
"Thank you for your patience and understanding at this unprecedented and traumatic time for our business and our country. Stay safe, and we will contact you once there has been a successful resolution to this awful pandemic."