As per experiences, the Test sequence, that’s scheduled to begin on June 4, may very well be rescheduled to September or shifted to the Caribbean Islands. Europe has turn into an epicentre of the lethal illness which has put the world on a standstill.
As per an ESPNcricinfo report, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have held a number of discussions in latest days on the present state of affairs. The boards have mentioned the choices like contemplating the potential for rescheduling the sequence – with September the obvious time – or staging it within the Caribbean.
The Cricket West Indies has reportedly additionally provided to host England’s three-Test sequence towards Pakistan, scheduled to begin on July 30.
While there are COVID-19 circumstances within the Caribbean, however the virus has taken maintain of much more victims within the UK. There have been simply two reported circumstances of coronavirus sufferers in every of Barbados and St Lucia and one in Antigua.
“I’ve spoken to Tom Harrison a couple of times in the last few days,” Jonny Grave, CWI’s CEO was quoted by ESPNcricinfo. Grave additionally assured Harrison that CWI might be as versatile, supportive and useful as attainable.
There have been 2,626 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus in Britain. The newest determine for deaths is 71.
“To that finish, sure, we’ve provided to host the sequence right here within the Caribbean if that’s deemed useful. The ECB would retain all industrial and broadcast rights.
“This is just not about us attempting to make the most of the state of affairs. It’s in regards to the cricket group working collectively at a troublesome time for everybody and, one of many many nice issues in regards to the Caribbean is, we are able to play cricket all 12 months spherical. There has lengthy been a particular relationship between the cricket communities within the Caribbean and England and we wished to make it clear we are going to do every thing we are able to to assist.”
English Cricket chiefs on Wednesday (March 18) really useful the suspension of all leisure types of the sport because of the coronavirus outbreak. The England and Wales Cricket Board stated it was making the transfer with “unhappiness and reluctance” after the federal government’s newest recommendation on social distancing.
The ECB assertion covers “coaching, pre-season friendlies and any related cricket exercise”. Last week, England’s two-Test sequence with Sri Lanka was postponed however there isn’t any determination but on county cricket, with the 2020 season as a result of begin subsequent month.
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