Cricket Switzerland's protective concept has been approved by the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO/BASPO/OFSPO/UFSPO) opening the way to start cricket training in Switzerland from Monday 11th May.
The Cricket Switzerland protective measures document has been published on the Swiss Olympic website.
While the document still prohibits competitive matches, nets & practice in small groups mean a lot for the mental & physical health of many cricketers across the country.
Local sports councils have the last say in whether the measures outlined in this document permit nets & practice at their facilities. Clubs should contact whoever manages the facilities used for cricket and ask what their club needs to do before organising practice.
The recommended measures outlined in the document are in place to replace the club members and in turn their families & the Swiss public and the Clubs are ultimately responsible for ensuring the measures are implemented & adhered to. Additionally the rules of conduct and hygiene recommendations are to be distributed and put out on display.
As the restrictions put in place due to the Covid-10 corona virus are relaxed, Cricket Switzerland remain hopeful that after 4 weeks of nets & practice, cricket matches will be allowed from Monday 8th June.
An announcement regarding the next stage of the government's exit strategy is expected from the Federal Council on Wednesday 27th May.
Contact Alexander Mackay for more information regarding Cricket Switzerland's protective concept submitted and approved by BASPO.