Cornwall Cricket and the Cornwall Schools Cricket Association would like to address rumours circulating about the future of County Age Group Cricket within certain age groups.
ECB currently provides funding for County Age Group Cricket as a package – it isn’t specified for which age groups that funding can be used. From 2021, however, the ECB has stipulated that the funding can only be used for U13-U17 cricket in the male pathway and U11-U17 cricket in the female pathway. Any county age group cricket outside of these groups will have to be self-funded by summer 2021.
To address this change in circumstances, Cornwall Cricket and the Cornwall Schools Cricket Association are in discussions to plan and deliver a high-quality development programme for county age group cricket for forthcoming seasons. Another key determinant will be the availability of coaches and other volunteers.
As soon as the plan is in place, it will be communicated through the Cornwall Cricket website but currently there are not expected to be any major changes in terms of age groups being run for the 2020 season.