Lancashire and Yorkshire teams to remember David Hodgkiss OBE
Both sides will take part in a minutes applause and wear black armbands to remember Lancashire's former Chairman
Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings will remember the life of former Lancashire Chairman, David Hodgkiss OBE, ahead of the Vitality Blast match at Emirates Old Trafford this evening.
The teams will take part in a minutes applause and also wear black armbands as a mark of respect for Hodgkiss, who passed away in March at the age of 71.
It is Lancashire’s first home game at Emirates Old Trafford since David’s passing, which comes after 21 days of behind-closed-doors, international cricket taking place at the ground over the summer.
England also wore black armbands on the first day of their #raisethebat Test against the West Indies in July to remember his life.
Daniel Gidney, Lancashire Cricket Chief Executive, said: “We always said we will celebrate David’s life when it was appropriate, and a Roses T20 match in our first domestic game of the season at Emirates Old Trafford is a fitting stage in which to do so.
“While it is a great shame none of our Members and supporters will be able to join us this evening, we again hope to further remember David’s life collectively as a Red Rose family when the opportunity arises.
“His significant contributions to the Club over a 22-year period will not be forgotten, and everyone at Lancashire misses his expertise and warmth tremendously.”