Updated: May 30, 2020 5:10:39 pm
The cricket authorities in England are hoping that ICC would enable coronavirus replacements when the West Indies and Pakistan journey the nation for upcoming Test series. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is in talks with the world governing physique (ICC) over adjustments to the taking part in circumstances, in keeping with a BBC report.
“There are nonetheless some concerns from an ICC perspective a couple of Covid-19 substitute. That nonetheless must be agreed. I might hope that might be in place properly earlier than the Test series begins in July,” ECB director of occasions Steve Elworthy mentioned.
The change would apply to Test cricket however not ODIs and Twenty20 internationals. As of now, a participant may be changed in a match if he’s struggling from a concussion. For all different accidents and sicknesses, a substitute fielder could also be permitted, however that participant can’t bat or bowl.
The ICC has banned the usage of saliva to shine the ball amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The ECB has pushed again its home season to August 1 however the re-scheduled Test series in opposition to West Indies and Pakistan are prone to go forward in a bio-secure surroundings.
“From a planning point of view, we have got everything in place. We’re ready for it, but clearly we don’t want to stray outside of government guidelines and government decision-making,” mentioned Elworthy.
England on Friday launched names of 55 gamers, who’ve been requested to return to coaching.
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