No promotion or relegation for Sussex Cricket League this season

League officials are running out of time to get the season started in early July as hoped, and have already ruled out ups and downs and have scrapped the T20 cups.

They are putting in place a late-season programme of friendlies, possibly with some form of T20 competition, if they cannot start until after July.

In an update to clubs this week, the league said: “The latest advice from the ECB last week indicated that a return to recreational cricket remains at least a month away. This suggests that an early July start is becoming less realistic and we must therefore begin to plan for a later start date.

“The next ECB call is on June 17. If we do not receive the go-ahead on that call to start at the beginning of July, we will need to abandon the current plan.

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