Following this morning’s announcement from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that no cricket will be played until at least 1 July 2020, Warwickshire County Cricket Club can confirm that the stadium will remain closed to the public throughout this period to support its community response to COVID-19.
We are working closely with the ECB to develop a revised programme of Vitality Blast fixtures, which would see our matches rescheduled to later in the season providing that it is safe for cricket to return.
If you purchased a Season Pass and/or tickets to any of the Bears seven Vitality Blast fixtures at Edgbaston, you do not need to do anything at this stage.
We will contact all Bears ticket purchasers once details of a possible rescheduled programme are confirmed and your Season Pass and tickets will remain valid for the revised fixture(s).
However, if you are unable to attend the revised fixture (once announced) you will be able to swap your tickets for an alternative home game in the group stages of the Vitality Blast or obtain a full refund.
If due to COVID-19, the match is cancelled, the purchaser of the Season Pass or tickets will have an option to claim a refund of the value of the tickets directly to the original payment card used to make the purchase. Tickets purchased using alternative payment methods, or where the original payment card has expired, can be refunded with a cheque sent to the original ticket purchaser.
We thank all Bears supporters for their continued support and understanding at this time.
Our ticketing team remain available for any queries in the meantime during the core hours of 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday throughout this period on 0121 369 1994 (option 1) and on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil Snowball, Chief Executive, said: “There is collective disappointment across the game that the domestic, and now international, schedule will experience this forced delay as the country continues its course of action to manage the Coronavirus outbreak.
“The Club has played a full part in discussions with the England & Wales Cricket and the other 17 First Class Counties and we are all committed to delivering the best possible programme of fixtures for our Members and supporters.
“The health and well-being of our Members, supporters, delegates, players and staff will always remain our priority and we are continuing to work with our stakeholders in the game to bring cricket and our non-match day facilities back into operation as soon as it is safe to do so.
“In the meantime, we are reinforcing our commitment to the COVID-19 testing centre that we have in place at Edgbaston to support NHS staff and key workers and are working hard to deliver other community projects that can support those who have been affected in these unprecedented times.”