Sussex have not given up hope of staging cricket at Hove this season.

The county have started to refund single game tickets bought for the Vitality T20 Blast, which should have started against Kent at the 1st Central County Ground tonight.

They are also refunding Championship and One-Day Cup tickets for single fixtures.

But they are not yet returning money paid for memberships or T20 season tickets.

A statement read: “At this time, there is still hope of some cricket being played during the latter stages of the summer, so we therefore ask Membership and Blast Pass holders to remain patient as we await further scheduling advice from the ECB.”

Some supporters have already waived refunds and there is also the option of donating to the Together Through This Test charity fund.

Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew said: “If you were one of the many thousands to have purchased individual tickets in advance of the season, thank you.

“We hope that offering you a refund can go some way to showing our gratitude and helps put your mind at ease.

“I have been touched and overwhelmed by the many emails I, and the club, have received from members and fans saying they would like to waive their rights to a refund and donate their fees to the club.

“Gestures like these will continue to help us navigate these financially challenging times.

“However, we fully appreciate that not all our fans will have the financial means to do this and we hope the processing of their refund will go a small way to helping ease their financial pressures.

“Once again, thank you all for your superb support. Stay safe, stay positive and hopefully we’ll be back together at Hove soon.”

There has been some cricket at Hove of late.

Jofra Archer has been bowling out in the middle as part of ECB training sessions for individuals.