Stoneywood-Dyce player-coach Jan Stander reckons it is a matter of wait-and-see over what cricket will get played this season.
Cricket Scotland announced on Wednesday that there would be no league or national cup competitions would take place this season, with no cricket whatsoever to be played before August 1.
It has been left open to regional associations to determine local competitions or friendly matches, with T20 matches the likely format.
South-African-born Stander understands the ruling and is unsure what any potential shortened season, at this stage, could look like.
He said: “I probably expected it, based on how the last two weeks have gone. It’s very much a moving target and one we’re keeping an eye on.
“I think the impact of this is a lot more than what those are not analysing the stats every day maybe realise.
“In cricket you have all 11 players on the fielding team who are touching the ball and umpires who tend to be of the older generation. They’re maybe in the more at-risk category and you’re in close contact with them.
“I don’t know what it’s going to look like – they just said there’ll be no national competitions. If we do play, it’s very much a chance to give young players an opportunity to take part and develop their skills.
“I don’t know whether it’s going to be a nine-week season, whether it’ll be down to clubs to organise their own games themselves or if the governing body will put out a fixture list to maintain a level of competitiveness.
“All we can do as clubs is be ready to adapt to it, as and when we can.”
The governing body also said the dates would depend on the progress of the virus and any current restrictions imposed by the Scottish government.
For Stoneywood Dyce, who have made great strides at developing their youth setup in recent seasons, the loss of national competition will affect their younger players more.
Stander added: “I think there’s disappointment from the players. People pick certain sports for certain reasons and cricket is a unique sport in a sense. It’s not just a sport but a way of life.
“There’s a sense of camaraderie, being out with your friends and doing your best for the team. There’s one or two younger players that are on the pathway developing and want to improve every season. For them, it’s probably hurting even more.”
Cricket Scotland stated yesterday that the One Day International and T20 fixture against New Zealand, due to take place at The Grange in Edinburgh next month, has also been postponed.