West Indies approve England’s proposal: The three-match Test collection would possibly properly resume worldwide cricket amidst COVID-19 scare.
It was solely yesterday that the England Cricket Board dominated out the chance of conducting home cricket in the nation till August. However, the ruling received’t have an effect on England’s prospect of internet hosting West Indies for a three-match Test collection in July.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic hitting England in their peak summer time, it appears they would be the first nation to host worldwide cricket particularly after West Indies have permitted their proposal of playing in a bio-secure environment.
“The Board gave approval in principle for the proposed upcoming West Indies Test tour of England. The decision comes only after CWI medical and cricket-related representatives and advisors have been involved in detailed discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB], and their own medical and public health advisers,” Cricket West Indies (CWI) stated in an announcement.
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West Indies approve England’s proposal
A possible problem mendacity in entrance of West Indies is bringing all their gamers to at least one location earlier than flying to England for the Test collection. There isn’t any hiding to the truth that the identical will contain honest efforts given how islands come below varied governments.
“CWI’s management is now in the process of seeking to put all of the approvals and logistics in place within the Caribbean, including seeking permission from the various National Governments to facilitate the movement of players and support staff, using private charter planes and conducting medical screenings and individual COVID-19 testing for all members of the touring party,” learn the assertion.
It is value mentioning that England have shortlisted Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Old Trafford (each services have on-site accommodations) as two venues for the Test collection which is more than likely to begin on July eight with West Indies reaching England subsequent month.
Most just lately, former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, quick bowler Pat Cummins and batsman Usman Khawaja, veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh, Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq and veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor have been vocal about playing top-level cricket with out spectators.
Addressing the matter, West Indies have additionally confirmed the collection being performed with out spectators. “CWI has also received and reviewed detailed plans for players and staff to be kept in a bio-secure environment for the duration of the tour, with all matches being played ‘behind closed doors,” learn the assertion.