Despite opposition from some clubs, the NCU are still hopeful of running their blue riband competition, the Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.

Two Premier clubs were very vocal in their opposition to staging the event in 2020, with their spokespersons feeling that a reduced overs event would damage the long tradition of the competition.

However, CricketEurope understands that the majority of clubs would welcome the senior cup proceeding.

(NCU Challenge Cup holders CIYMS)

With cricket set to resume next month, the NCU won't rule out anything at this stage, and are believed to be keen for the competition to proceed, especially if the health situation continues to improve in the province.

CIYMS are the holders, having won three major trophies last year.