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Regional Development Centre FAQs

Regional Development Centre FAQs

Regional Development Centre FAQs

Latest FAQs: February 2021

What do the latest UK Lockdown restrictions mean for Lancashire Cricket's Regional Development Centres?
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding start date and venue reopening, and with the next Government announcement not due until Monday 8 March, we have decided to cancel all existing bookings at this time. This includes all bookings that had already been input to the system, and those we were still working through and applying in order of receipt.

Now we are in a third National Lockdown, when will Lancashire Cricket's Regional Development Centres start?
It is our intention to start all programmes, venues allowing, as soon as the Government feels it is safe to do so, and therefore this is a temporary measure.

What will happen with my original booking once it is safe for the programme to begin?
When we are able to go ahead, we will honour all bookings in order of original booking request. This will allow us to offer participants their place at a Development Centre as soon as we are able to start the programme. We will now cancel any bookings that have been applied to the system already and, unless you instruct us otherwise, as soon as we have confirmation that we are able to proceed we will simply reinstate your booking request to the same course and venue, where appropriate. 

Will locations and times of the sessions remain the same?
If we are forced into making adjustments to venue times and dates, we will give you first refusal on spaces available at the closest matching session or at any other venues where spaces are available - so that you are not disadvantaged.

I have already paid for the programme, but now I would like a refund. What do I need to do?
In terms of any payments already made, these will be credited to your account to be used against future bookings. However, should you wish to receive a refund instead please email developmentcentres@lancashirecricket.co.uk to request this and we shall process these as soon as possible.

FAQs: November 2020

Are Regional Development Centres replacing District Cricket?
In part yes, the development centres will run throughout the year, and an improved inter-league cricket offer will now form the competitive element of the pathway.

Any plans for the Y11’s who missed out on the County trials this year?
Existing County Age Group squad members will receive invitations to the appropriate sessions.

Why can’t Under 11 or Under 13 players register?
The drop-down menu for ‘player experience’ refers to your child’s current school year, please select the relevant category based upon this.

My son is a County player in Year 8, why can’t I register him?
County Boys in Year 8 and upwards will have access to squad coaching sessions in the new year. These will be advised via your Hive account and direct email.

Will the sessions be free as they are run by Lancashire Cricket Foundation?
Regional Development Centres are being run by Lancashire Cricket and any profit will be redistributed into the Development of Cricket and providing bursaries to under privileged Children.

How much do Regional Development Centres cost?
This is yet to be announced, but Lancashire Cricket believes that the final cost will be competitive and value for money. The delay is due to the restriction on the number of players able to access each development stage, based on updated ECB guidelines.

When can I sign up?
More information about the sign-up process is coming soon. Those who have registered their interest in attending on lancashirecricket.co.uk/foundation will be first to receive sign up links and further information.

Will additional geographical areas and centres be considered?
The impact of COVID-19 means that some centres are yet to reopen. We will provide further updates on our website and social media once new centres can be confirmed.

Will CDGs be informed of how clubs / regions can nominate players?
The early stages of the scheme are open to all, with no nomination needed. Entry into the latter stages of the scheme will need to be endorsed, and this will come via Development Centre coaches, County Age Group coaches, inter league representatives and your Cricket Development Officer.

Will this spread out to other feeder counties like Cheshire?
The Regional Development Centres are a Lancashire Cricket pathway, neighbouring counties run their own pathways.

Is it safe to attend Regional Development Centre sessions during COVID-19?
All our staff have been through the relevant COVID-19 safety courses which have been provided by the ECB and Sport England.

Will spectators be allowed into the sessions?
In accordance with current Sport England guidance for High and Very High-Risk areas, no indoor spectators are allowed.

Am I allowed to travel outside of my Very High Risk local area to attend a session?
The latest government guidance reads:

In tier 2 areas: You should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make, where possible.

In tier 3 areas: You are advised not to travel into or out of tier 3 areas, including for sport, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise (or exercise for people from the same household or support bubble). Where this is necessary (for example to access a green space for a run or cycle), you should only travel a short distance and stay as local as possible. Travel is also permitted where it is necessary to enable sport for disabled people, sport for educational purposes, or supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, to take place, but should still be minimised and kept to short distances only.

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