Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club acknowledges the postponement of cricket at all levels until 28 May and will advise members and supporters of next steps in due course.

Nottinghamshire were due to be in home Specsavers County Championship action against Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Sussex during the affected period.

The pre-season friendly against Lancashire, which had been scheduled to commence on 30 March at Trent Bridge, has been cancelled.

Away fixtures against Cambridge MCCU, Durham, Middlesex and Worcestershire have also been postponed as a result of the announcement, alongside all Academy, age-group, recreational and community cricket activities.

“I feel particularly sorry for our members and supporters as well as our players and coaches, who have all been eagerly looking forward to the new season for some time,” said Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“It’s also a real shame that the season won’t be able to start promptly for the many club and recreational cricketers for whom cricket is an important part of their lives, and for those that attend the many sessions we deliver in the community.

“However, we are very aware that the health and safety of everybody is paramount and that taking precautions against coronavirus is everyone’s number one priority at this time.

“We will continue to fully support whatever measures are put in place and will make every effort to be a safe and supportive employer to all of our cricket and non-cricket staff.

“We are in regular contact with the ECB and will spend the next few days working through the ramifications for us as a club, as a business and for the game of cricket in Nottinghamshire.

“We will provide further information to our members and supporters as soon as we can.

“We are thankful for everybody’s patience and understanding in these very difficult circumstances.”