USA Cricket is pleased to announce today the resumption of talent identification events for women and girls in two of the four cities where events were earlier postponed this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The rescheduled events will be held in Morrisville, North Carolina on Saturday, September 26 and Plano, Texas on Sunday, October 11.
The other events originally planned to take place in San Francisco and Seattle remain on hold currently due to the regional guidelines in the states of California and Washington and health and safety considerations connected to COVID-19.
USA Cricket CEO, Iain Higgins commented, “The initial roll out of the Talent ID Program for women and girls started in February, with two successful events being conducted in Maryland and New Jersey. Unfortunately, the initiative had to be paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a long and challenging six months since we placed all domestic cricketing activity on hold, so today’s announcement is a positive first step on the road back to completing some of our planned cricketing activities in 2020.”
“The decision to restart the initiative is the result of our ongoing dialog with representatives from the local cricket community at the two venues where the events will be hosted. Both Morrisville and Plano have reopened locally for sporting and other events in recent times, and we are now satisfied that, with certain safeguards and protocols in place, we can restart this important program safely for everyone involved. We are working with local authorities to ensure all local health and safety protocols are being followed, and the events will strictly adhere to the USA Cricket COVID-19 Return to Cricket Guidelines.”
The announcement had been received with excitement from women and girls who had previously registered to participate many months ago. USA Cricket is asking that all players aged thirteen years old or above who wish to register their interest to do so here by no later than Tuesday September 15, 2020, those who had registered months ago must please do so again. As before, each of the talent identification events will be coordinated and overseen by USA Cricket officials.
To see the USA Cricket COVID-19 Return to Cricket Guidelines, please click here.