Following on from ECB's release of its guidance for the Return of Recreational Cricket, the Association of Cricket Officials has also issued its own update.

Guidance for Umpires and Scorers
To enable recreational cricket to resume, adapted playing conditions have been introduced and detailed guidance for umpires and scorers who choose to make themselves available can be found HERE.

A simplified infographic for officials can be found HERE.

Please read this guidance carefully and should you have any queries, please contact

Please note that this guidance applies only to England at the moment.

ECB ACO Insurance
The ECB ACO insurance scheme will cover anyone who chooses to officiate these matches irrespective of whether they are friendly or league matches providing the games are played in adherence to UK Government guidance.

Please note the policy covers public liability and personal accident but does not cover any illness eg Covid 19. Full details of the insurance cover can be found HERE.

To see the full update from the ACO, including a video message from Martin Gentle, the Interim Head of ACO, CLICK HERE.