In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ECB announced that there will not be any professional cricket events in England or Wales until May 28.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that there will be no professional cricket event that will be held until May 29 as safety precautions against the global pandemic. In line with that, the committee has started to model out possible revised schedules which may start in June.
As per ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison, the decision had been essential given the circumstances. Also, the delay of the professional cricket season was unavoidable with regards to the information that they have.
‘This also allows us time to keep pace with a fast-moving situation and continue to plan for how a revised season might look. Critically, we can also remain as flexible and adaptable as possible, within the obvious restrictions we face. Securing the future of the game will be a primary focus as we plot a revised schedule with an emphasis on the most financially important forms of the game for the counties across international and domestic cricket’, Harrison said.
With this, the County Championship as well as the List A competition are most likely to be shortened compared to what had earlier been foreseen. The worst scenario is that these games may not push through at all if the situation worsens.
The ECB’s focus is now aimed towards the occurrence of the three-Test series against the West Indies, the England Women’s match against India, and the Vitality T20 Blast within June to August.
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