CHIRK captain Andrew Swarbrick has spoken about the decision to suspend the Shropshire League season.

Swarbrick was due to lead his newly-promoted side out in Division One at Newtown on Saturday, April 25.

But after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced: “It is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended”, the immediate future of the 2020 season remains up in the air.

“We’ve not heard anything yet,” said Swarbrick when asked when the league might be delayed until.

“Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, so we will prepare the best we can to start the season whenever we are allowed to. We just need to make sure everyone is fit and healthy first.

“We can’t net at the moment. We were due to have six more weeks of indoor nets, but they were cancelled after three weeks.

“I don’t know when we will start the season, but we will see what the next updates are.”

Chirk, whose second string are due to host Hinstock in Division Seven on the opening weekend, have strengthened their squad ahead of the 2020 campaign with the signings of Mikey Wright and Tom King.

“They are both good players who will add to the current group of players we’ve got at the club,” said Swarbrick, who has seen his football season disrupted.

Swarbrick plays in attack for Welsh National League Premier Division outfit Penycae, whose campaign, like the rest of the country’s, has been suspended, initially, until April 4.

“I doubt I will play football again this year,” added Swarbrick, who is awaiting news on when the Shropshire League’s captains meeting might take place.

The league announced yesterday: “In light of the current situation with the Coronavirus, the scheduled captains meeting that was due to be held on Tuesday 14/04/2020, at St Georges CC, has now been cancelled until further notice.

“We will try and keep you all updated on the situation once we gain further advice from the ECB.”