COVID-19 Edgbaston Cricket Ground also called as Country ground or Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham is all set to turn into a testing centre for National Health Service Staff (NHS) fighting with a global pandemic.
On Friday, the Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) revealed to handing over Edgbaston Cricket Ground to the country’s government so it can be utilized in useful purposes.
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The global crisis of COVID-19 has troubled the affairs. Sports bodies have been affected adversely along with financial ebb and flows. The Chinese virus has caused almost 50,000 deaths all across the globe. The testing centres are less and positively tested patients are more.
Previously, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) had also disclosed to provide parking and storage facilities of the Lord’s stadium for fighting against a similar crisis in London to the staff of the National Health Service.
In light of the current situation regarding the outbreak of Covid-19, MCC has been in continued dialogue with Westminster City Council as to how the Club can utilise elements of Lord’s for the good of the community.
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“With our county cricket programme and conference & events business closed until 29 May, our staff have been exploring various options which enable the club to keep supporting our local community during these difficult times,” WCCC Chief Executive, Neil Snowball said as quoted by Sportstar.
“Whether that be through making calls to our elderly members and ex-players, volunteering and by offering Edgbaston Stadium for use in the wider civil contingency effort,” he added.