ST ASAPH Cricket Club has cancelled all junior and senior training sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side made the decision last week and was shortly followed by the start of the season being put back until mid-July at the earliest.

This came following a meeting by the England and Wales Cricket Board, who decided to follow other sports and avoid potential mass gatherings throughout the region and decrease the chance of infection A tweet from St Asaph Cricket Club, read: “Given the guidelines from the government, the club have taken the difficult decision to cancel all senior and junior coaching until further notice.

“Please check the club website for future developments.”

There is no timescale set for training to resume, with the ongoing COVID-19 situation changing with every passing day.

Things look bleak for a meaningful cricket season due to the pandemic, with the ECB also confirming that there will be no promotion or relegation in 2020 when things eventually get underway.

An EBC spokesman, added: “Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.

“Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

“It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with the Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.

“We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be.”