MCC Reveals Members Will Not Get Refunds On Annual Fees This Year Despite Lack Of Action With Lord Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
- Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all crickets are suspended until at least July 1
- MCC members have been informed that their annual subscriptions are non-refundable
- Members have been told that the annual contributions are the ‘foundation’ of the club’s finances
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MCC members have been told that there is no full or partial refund of their annual subscriptions, despite the prospect of seeing cricket as Lord is “getting further removed” this season.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all cricket has been suspended until at least July 1, with The Hundred tournament launching until 2021.
The 18,000 members were told that their annual compensation of £ 500 and more was the ‘foundation’ of the club’s finances.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all crickets are suspended until at least July 1
Chief executive Guy Lavender said it was “critical” that the MCC was acting.
“We are facing the very realistic prospect of a significant loss of income this season,” Lavender said in an email to members, many of whom pay an annual fee in excess of £ 500.
In addition to the English Test matches with the West Indies and Pakistan and a one-day match day / night with Australia, Lord’s would also host four of Middlesex’s County Championship matches and five of the province’s T20 Blast group matches.
The National Club Championship final, the Village Cup final and the Oxford v Cambridge Varsity match would also take place at Lord’s.
“The effect on the club’s finances of a loss of income of this magnitude is significant, which is why the committee had to look at the situation more broadly,” Lavender added.