The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is to resume professional cricket from July 8th probably. The board is looking forward to starting the training of the players following the safety measures amidst the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus has brought a standstill to whole world. Cricketing scenarios have been paused and have been badly affected globally. England is one of the countries where cricket series, leagues, and tournaments got paused and still there isn’t a major probability for kicking off.
Earlier, the England and Wales cricket board denounced to stop professional cricket at least till 1st July, however, as per the new announcement, cricket will commence from 8th July in England. The board hasn’t revealed the date from which the training of the players will be resumed.
The board is likely to plan the training schedule on Thursday. One player, one coach, and one medic will be allowed at a time in the phase and slowly moving forward to another phase, a small group of players will be allowed following the safety health measures to save themselves from the global pandemic.
ECB: England planning to resume player training programs
As per the government return-to-training guideline, England cricketers will be soon seen in the action kicking off from practicing and then moving towards professionalism within a few days.
According to ESPNcricinfo, “the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has set guidelines to let athletes return to training before the professional sports resume in the country from July 8, the preferred start date of the international season.”
ECB is likely to go towards professional cricket on an international level rather than kicking off from the leagues. They are planning to schedule the Vitality Blast later this year when the situation gets better.
“The Vitality Blast will also now occupy the latest possible season slot to offer as much time as possible to play a County short-form competition.