As expected, the four Provincial Unions have pushed back the start of the season five weeks until May 28th.

It's not the most startling news, and one would expect that as the Covid-19 pandemic develops it will be pushed back further until the end of June in a few weeks time.

At this stage it would appear the best case scenario would be a limited league programme with teams playing each other once and promotion/relegation not being a factor for 2020.

The next casualties in the pipeline will be the Irish Senior and National Cups, with the interpros and Ireland's home series against New Zealand in June and Pakistan in July also appearing highly unlikely to take place.

The situation remains fluid, but as time goes on, we could be faced with the possibility of little to no cricket this year.

Let us hope that isn't the case.