British Government officials have given green signal to resume cricket & other sports activities from next week after the publication of health & safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The ECB will prepare to restart the sporting activities behind closed doors after the British government agreed on restarting sporting activities. Cricket & other sports activities will resume from next week as the publication of health and safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The ECB will now make a detailed study to determine how it can restart all the sporting activities after the Pandemic lockdown.
“We are extremely heartened by Saturday’s announcement from the Secretary of State, which will support the return of professional, domestic cricket behind closed doors, and provides a meaningful next step for recreational players to begin playing at their clubs again,” an ECB statement said on Sunday.
In the coming weeks, we will take complete guidance from Government’s Medical teams so that we can support cricket clubs who wish to see their teams play safely in small groups”. The Government’s approval of stage three of returning to the cricket came two days after ECB pushed back the start of the domestic season until August 1.
International Cricket is scheduled to return on July 8 after Cricket West Indies approved its tour of England. Plans are made to create a “bio-secure” environment around each test match which is scheduled to start from July 8, 16 & 24, and are to be held behind closed doors in Southampton and Manchester.
ECB also released the name of 55 men training group on Friday to prepare for the series as well as a planned tour to Pakistan & limited-overs games against Australia.