Northants v Glos - Vitality Blast Fixture to go ahead as scheduled

9 September 2020

Gloucestershire Cricket is pleased to confirm that the Vitality Blast match between Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire at the County Ground in Northampton will go ahead as scheduled.

Ensuring the health and safety of players, staff and officials has been the priority for the ECB and First-Class Counties since the Bob Willis Trophy match at Bristol was abandoned on Sunday due to a COVID-19 related issue.

Three Northamptonshire players who came into contact with a team-mate, who tested positive for COVID-19 but was not a part of the squad in Bristol, have since tested negative for COVID-19.

Under Government and ECB guidelines those players are required to isolate until Tuesday 15 September, on which date they will be available for selection.

The Northamptonshire player who has tested positive for COVID-19 will continue to self-isolate for the mandatory 10-day period from onset of symptoms.

In addition, the ECB Board has confirmed a recommendation from an ECB Technical Committee regarding the abandoned Bob Willis Trophy match between Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire shall be awarded eight points each for a draw from the match, plus bonus points accrued before the abandonment.

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