Cricket NSW have just released this statement:
Cricket NSW, with support from the Sydney Cricket Association, NSW Districts Cricket Association and NSW Country Cricket Association, fully support CA’s strong recommendation to immediately stop playing cricket at all levels for the remainder of the season based on medical advice.
Today, Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon, SCA Chairman Graham Gorrie, NSW DCA Chairman Morris Iemma and Country Cricket Chairman Paul Marjoribanks unanimously agreed to halt their competitions.
They have also strongly agreed that all other associations and competitions across NSW should cancel their remaining matches.
McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket titles will be awarded to the Minor Premier in each grade with Randwick Petersham claiming the Men’s First Grade title and Sydney the Women’s First Grade title.
Other associations will make decisions in due course.
Mr Germon said the decision is in line with expert advice from Cricket Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr John Orchard.
“The welfare of all our players, officials, volunteers and staff is paramount,” Mr Germon said.
“It is important that we do everything we can to look after our broader cricket community and contribute to the global effort to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of coronavirus.
“As such, I have no doubt that all cricket should be cancelled and that all clubs and associations need to seriously consider the cancellation or postponement of end of season functions.”
Unfortunately, this means that the season is over for 5th & 6th Grades. However, given the uncertain nature of the Coronavirus situation, there was little choice for Cricket NSW. We will make an announcement regarding our Presentation Night in coming days, but it won’t be held in May as is normally the case.