England Cricket Board is ready to Kick-off the Full-International Cricket Campaigns, starting with the Test Series against West Indies in July. The Impact and Threat of Noval CoronaVirus Havoc are still haunting the Lives of People, but you gotta start from something as things can’t remain stopped always. England to Resume Test Cricket against West Indies in July Amid Covid-19 Impact.
West Indies Cricket Board had already granted the Approval for the Tour, which features one Test at the Ageas Bowl and two at Old Trafford. However, the Original schedule, which featured Tests at The Kia Oval, Edgbaston and Lord’s was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
England to Resume Test Cricket against West Indies in July
There is a lot of detail still to be finalised but this is a big step. West Indies were due to be touring now but have agreed to a rescheduled format which sees three back-to-back Tests played on two grounds within three weeks. A Great deal of Planning has gone into the issue of ‘Bio Security’ for the matches to be played at the two grounds.
The series was originally scheduled between June 4-29 with matches in Birmingham and London before being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
England Men will play three Tests against the West Indies in July, subject to UK Government clearance to return behind closed doors
— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) June 2, 2020
Safety Precautions in Place?
The ECB has set out a series of measures which it believes makes the environment as safe as possible. Players and support staff must attend training in full kit, observe social distancing and take temperature checks on arrival. Any medical treatment will be delivered with the use of full personal protective equipment and will be outdoors where weather-conditions permit. Director of cricket Ashley Giles says the process should make it safer than a trip to the supermarket.
We have confirmed that our players will return to individual training from next week.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 14, 2020
There will be no spectators and everybody who is closely involved in the matches will be housed in the on-site hotels that have made this series possible.
There will be regular testing and quarantine zones for anyone suspected of having contracted Covid-19.