THE HPH York Vale Cricket League has published their proposed plans for the return of league cricket in some format for 2021.

League clubs have been informed of three potential scenarios, depending on when and in what format the current restrictions are lifted for recreational sport.

The options include a full league season running from April 24 until the first week in September, if restrictions are lifted in time.

If restrictions are lifted later in the year, there are options to run shortened seasons starting the first weekend in June or July, with fixtures structured accordingly.

League chairman Shaun Hargrave commented: "The route to getting the 2021 season started will be far from straightforward due to the existing Covid-19 restrictions.

"It is important for the league to stay on the front foot and respond quickly to any easing of restrictions affecting recreational cricket, so plans are in place in an attempt to cater for most eventualities.’’

The league has also agreed to suspend the collection of league fees from member clubs until the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) publishes guidelines on when and in what format recreational cricket can resume.