15 May 2020 London – World wide spread of pandemic of corona virus, Many events are either postponed or canceled. Sports are one of the sector which is affected most as many of the matches are not even in mind when would it be happen again.
In this Scenario, The England men’s squad will return to individual skills-based training next week in venues across the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.
Centrally contracted bowlers and those invited from the county circuit will train for the first two weeks and once they “reach their desired loading efforts”, batsmen and wicket keepers will begin their individual sessions, the ECB said in a statement.
Players will undergo temperature checks and observe social distancing guidelines as laid out by the government. With dressing rooms, players and support staff will need to arrive in full kit for training.
“To be clear, we will only train and potentially play cricket behind closed doors if we know it is absolutely safe to do so and is fully supported by the Government,” Ashley Giles, managing director of England Men’s Cricket, said.
“We are in constant dialogue with players, coaches and counties to determine what is possible during this period and what facilities will be available to us.” England women’s players are expected to return to training in late June.
With over 33,000 fatalities from the corona-virus, Britain has Europe’s highest death toll, but the government has given the green light for elite sport to return from June 1. The ECB hopes to host a three-Test series against West Indies in July.