England’s 30-member coaching group can be making ready for the Test sequence on the Ageas Bowl’s biosecure bubble, which is about to host the opening match on July 8.
The three-match Test sequence may also mark the resumption of cricket after the coronavirus-forced hiatus.
Wood and star all-rounder Ben Stokes arrived on Monday night time, whereas the vast majority of the squad reached the on-site lodge on Tuesday.
“It’s a bit like a sci-fi movie,” Wood was quoted as saying by ‘Evening Standard’. “Everybody’s masked up and you can’t see anybody. You don’t know if they’re friendly or not! It’s a bit different and a bit weird, but it’s just something we’ll have to get used to,” he added.
Fellow pacer Jofra Archer, who didn’t be a part of the coaching squad after a member of his family fell sick, has examined unfavourable for COVID-19 however he can be examined once more on Wednesday and as soon as cleared he’ll be a part of his workforce members for coaching on Thursday.
“It would be great to have Jofra around again. I’m sure he’ll be back, hopefully tomorrow, if he gets the all-clear. It’s great that we’ve got this sort of depth in the squad. He’ll be a major part of this summer,” Wood stated.
England on Tuesday introduced the easing of lockdown, permitting museums, cinemas, pubs and eating places to reopen from July 4. Club cricket nonetheless stays banned and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been in talks with the federal government for the secure return of the game at leisure stage.
Wood burdened on the significance of permitting cricket to renew at grassroot stage this summer time, saying in any other case “the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root” might be misplaced to the sport.
“I’m sure a lot of people in this country would love grassroots cricket to be back up and running,” he instructed BBC Sport.
“We don’t want to lose the next Ben Stokes, the next Joe Root, the next superstar that might be coming through for the game. “If you may go to the pub, and go to eating places – you’d hope that cricket might be on the horizon as effectively.”
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