The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday issued its suggestions on the guidelines for the protected resumption of cricket to help its members in restarting cricket exercise in their nations as authorities restrictions owing to COVID-19 begin to loosen up. In the guidelines, the board additionally advisable appointing Chief Medical Officers (CFOs) and 14-day pre-match isolation training camps.
The complete doc developed by the ICC Medical Advisory Committee in session with Member Medical Representatives stated in one of its pointers: “Consider appointing a Chief Medical Officer and/or Biosafety Official who will be responsible for implementing government regulations and the biosafety plan to resume training and competition.”
“Consider the need for a pre-match isolation training camp with health, temperature checks and CV-19 testing – e.g. at least 14 days prior to travel to ensure the team is CV-19 free,” one other level added. The cricketing physique additionally advisable the board to develop an applicable testing plan throughout training and competitors.
“The guidelines do not provide answers to when the game can resume in different parts of the world, rather it provides a framework with practical suggestions on how members can resume cricket in a manner that protects against the risk of transmission of infection with the COVID-19 virus,” the ICC press launch stated.
“The ICC advises its Members to use these guidelines as the basis to create their own policies for return to cricket activity in compliance, in all cases, with local and national government regulations (which should always take precedence) and to ensure the cricket community applies the necessary safety measures when resuming cricket,” it additional added.
All cricket actions are shut because the pandemic struck the world. Even the upcoming T20 World Cup is underneath menace because of the lethal illness.
(With PTI inputs)