Gloucestershire: No matches at Cheltenham for the first time since 1871

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Gloucestershire played three Championship games at Cheltenham in 2019 and two in the T20 Blast

Gloucestershire have confirmed the cancellation of this year’s Cheltenham Festival fortnight.

The county have played at the College Ground every summer since 1872.

They were due to face Hampshire and Yorkshire in Championship games starting on 29 June and 5 July, plus Sussex and Kent in the T20 Blast.

No fixtures have yet been played in 2020 and cricket remains suspended in England until at least 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire said cancelling the festival was a “huge disappointment”.

A club statement