Kent looking forward to seeing fans
Kent looking forward to seeing fans

CEO of Kent Cricket, Simon Storey, has spoken of his delight that fans may be allowed to watch games in person from May.

Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday opened the door to fans being able to attend games in just over a few months time, the first real opportunity in almost two years.

Fans coming into grounds such as Canterbury and Beckenham now seems like a real prospect following the announcement of the lockdown easing and the club have spelt out their desire to see that happen by issuing a statement to fans.

The statement reads:

Kent Cricket is encouraged by today’s announcement by the UK Government of a ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions.

The Club will continue to work closely with Government and ECB to understand the detailed steps as they relate to cricket. Further information explaining how the measures will be implemented at all levels of the game will be provided as soon as it is available.

Kent Cricket’s CEO, Simon Storey, said: “We were very pleased to learn that the return of both elite and recreational sport is an integral part of the roadmap out of lockdown.

“Coupled with a full summer of recreational cricket across the County, the prospect of Kent players walking out in front of crowds at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence from mid-May fills everyone with hope.

“The players’ pre-season training is well underway and the off-field team are already working hard to ensure that we are ready to welcome Members and fans back to watch live cricket in a safe and secure environment as soon as possible.”

With a bumper calendar planned, the relaxation of restrictions on fans attending sporting events ends on May 17th, meaning Kent’s County Championship game against Glamorgan starting on Thursday 20th May could be the first opportunity for fans to see their side play.