The entire world is going through a pandemic situation. Most of the countries are going through a lockdown period. Crickets have been hugely affected by this deadly virus as most of the scheduled series have either been canceled or postponed. However, among all these cricket fans can now cheer as signs of cricket happening soon is becoming more bright. England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that their three-match Test series against West Indies is going to start from July 8. Three matches will be played at Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford, however, this decision is subject to the UK government’s clearance. The rest of the two matches will be played from July 16 and 24. ECB is taking extreme caution while starting cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All the matches will be played without spectators.
West Indies Team will train for three weeks at Old Trafford
As per a report published in Cricbuzz, West Windies will arrive in the UK on June 9. They will undergo a 14 days quarantine before the series. It has also been learned that the Caribbean team will stay at Old Trafford and they will train in this venue for three weeks. All the precautionary measures have been taken. “Our main objective is to deliver a safe environment for all stakeholders including players, match officials, operational staff, essential venue staff, broadcasters and media,” Steve Elworthy, ECB’s director of events, said as quoted by Cricbuzz. “We are in daily dialogue with Government and our medical team, who have been incredibly supportive during this period. These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to UK Government approval. We would like to thank Cricket West Indies for their co-operation and dedication in making this tour a reality, and we all look forward to the prospect of cricket returning in the coming weeks,” he added.