GLAMORGAN have confirmed that they won't be returning to Newport this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Welsh county were meant to entertain Yorkshire on Friday, July 31 in the Royal London Cup before welcoming Nottinghamshire on Sunday, August 2.

The first of those clashes fell victim to the Covid-19 crisis when the England and Wales Cricket Board ruled that no domestic action will take place before August.

Now Glamorgan have announced that they won't play any fixtures at outgrounds in 2020.

The first-class counties are still hopeful of fitting in some action, with an emphasis on T20 cricket, but it won't be at Spytty Park.

South Wales Argus:

Chief executive Hugh Morris said, "We were looking forward to our annual fixtures in Swansea and Colwyn Bay, and taking one-day cricket to Newport for our 2020 season.

"It is with regret that we announce that the logistical challenges of hosting outground cricket simply cannot be met in this current, uncertain climate.

"The domestic fixture schedule for 2020 has yet to be determined, but if cricket is able to safely return, our focus for the season will be on hosting all matches at our main venue, Sophia Gardens.

"We remain committed to taking Glamorgan games across Wales for wider communities to enjoy, when we are able to do so safely and securely."

Newport had been looking forward to building on last summer's successful hosting of Glamorgan's championship game against Gloucestershire.