Rob Andrew is hopeful Sussex can play this season – even if it is not until September.

The county have furloughed coaching staff, including Jason Gillespie, and all players for April and May with the season on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis.

They have been advanced central funds to get them through the blank coming weeks.

Andrew, the Sussex chief executive, said: “Cash flow is clearly the biggest challenge.

“They reacted very quickly in that regard which was much appreciated by everybody “The ultimate consequence of no cricket is being worked on as we speak.

“We are all looking very carefully with the ECB from our own county perspective at what it would actually mean.

“It’s the worst case scenario and we have to understand what that looks like.


“July, August and September are still very far away and we are hopeful there will be some form of cricket.”

Asked how many possible scenarios were being studied, Andrew told The Argus: “Nothing is being ruled in and nothing is ruled out is how everybody would view this.

“We would love to be playing cricket in June, July, August, September.

“We have had informal discussions as chef execs about this.

“Even if we could only get September, we would still want to play some cricket this year.

“As ridiculous as that may sound, that is the situation we are potentially faced with.”

The club are currently ticking over on about 20 employees with about 60 on furlough leave, excluding players.