England v Sri Lanka | One-Day International Update
21 June 2021
The ECB has this morning released the following statement:
“We are delighted to confirm that the ECB and our international venues are working with the Government’s Events Research Programme to increase capacities at the Royal London Series ODIs and Vitality IT20s against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in June and July.
For operational reasons, we will focus initially on the three matches in late June and early July against Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside in Durham, the Kia Oval in London and the Bristol County Ground.”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Summer is all about cricket and I’m delighted to be able to include England’s upcoming ODI and IT20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in our pioneering Events Research Programme.
“With thanks to our tremendous vaccine rollout and massive uptake of the NHS App we will be able to welcome back far greater numbers of cricket fans to Durham, Bristol and The Oval.
“We will continue to do everything we can to get as many as possible back watching live sport and cultural events as safely and as quickly as possible.”
What does this mean for our Ticket Purchasers?
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to confirm that we and the ECB are working with the Government’s Events Research Programme to increase capacities at the Royal London One-Day International at the Bristol County Ground on Sunday 4 July.
We are continuing our discussions with the Government on exact capacities for this match but they will be significantly higher than would be permitted under Step 3 conditions. These events will be open to both adults and children.
As one of those host venues, we are therefore contacting ticket purchasers to inform them that there will be additional requirements in relation to attending these events, as they will be part of the Events Research Programme. This will include agreeing to a government code of conduct relating to the match and entry requirements in relation to proving that ticket purchasers have either received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (at least 14 days prior to attending the match) or that they have had a NHS negative lateral flow test for COVID-19 (to be taken within 48hrs of attending the match). Attendees will also be required to give their consent to attend and take part in the UK Government’s Events Research Programme.
We will write to all ticket purchasers later today to provide further details, outlining all the options available to them at this point.
Please note, due to the unprecedented level of enquiries we have been receiving, the Club is not able to receive incoming calls at present. Methods of communication relating to this ODI will be clearly identified in our follow-up email today, so we thank our ticket purchasers in advance for their patience and understanding at this point, as we seek to clarify as many specific details as possible.