England Cricket Board (ECB) has revealed that there will be no professional cricket in England till July. England and Wales’s cricket has been suspended amid Coronavirus outbreak at least till 1st June.
Coronavirus outbreak has marked a suspension in sports activities for an indefinite period of time. There are no estimated chances for cricket to take place in the near future. The England Cricket Board held a meeting on Thursday where they decided to postpone all cricketing activities till July.
The cricket season in England was to be initiated by 28th May but the officials have declared a delay ahead. England’s men cricket team was to face West Indies and England’s women cricket team was to face India in a white-ball series; both have been delayed shortly.
“Our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison said in a statement.
ECB has also denounced that vitality blast will be staged whenever will be possible and we will grant the time as much would be required. ECB could choose a truncated version as well.
The season needs to host audience in the grounds as well and the England Cricket Board wants to drag it away from being staged behind the closed doors as spectators always bring a joy of chant to the game.
“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,” Harrison added.
It is to be noted that recently, the Dutch government has announced a lockdown till September 1 due to which the Netherlands vs Pakistan has been called off shortly. It is not only England where cricket has got affected, but across the globe, players are vacant and waiting for professional cricket to be staged as soon as the Coronavirus crisis ends.