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Berkshire CCC see championship season cancelled by ECB

Berkshire CCC this week confirmed the ECB had cancelled all of its championship matches this season alongside many other national competitions.

The county’s one-day match against Middlesex at Falkland and the Over-50s championships are two more casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An ECB statement said: “While it is regrettable to have to cancel these competitions, the decision has been taken with public health as a priority and additionally to ensure that clubs are as free as possible to play as much cricket as they can in their local area.

“Many of these tournaments would require rescheduling, which logistically could make it difficult for clubs to arrange other cricket, and the health and safety of everyone involved in the game has been our priority.”

The full list of cancelled competitions is as follows: National Counties Championship, National County fixtures versus first-class Counties, Club Championship, men’s and women’s Club T20 Cups and Plates, male Under-18 County Championship, Under-17 Super Fours, and County Under 14, 15 and 18 Cup competitions, female County Under-15 and 17 Cup Competitions, the Bunbury Festival, City Cup, Over 50s County Championship, female regional development centre festival, and female Under-15 festivals.

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