England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to allow fans back in stadiums after the UK government gave green signal for the safe return of spectators.
According to sources, a small number of sporting events will be used to test the safe and sound return of fans between late July and early August. In the initial stages, the spectators will be brought to two men’s county cricket friendly matches, including Surrey v Middlesex at the Kia Oval on July 26/27.
An ECB spokesperson official said in a statement:
“From the outset of this crisis, we’ve worked in partnership with the UK Government on the safe return of cricket, both at professional and recreational levels.”
The return of fans to stadia is the next step and we are pleased that this announcement allows cricket to be among the first pilot events. There is now a significant amount of work to carry out ahead of these pilots, and we will continue to work closely with the Government to assess what additional planning and safety measures are needed for supporters to be able to return safely to cricket grounds.”
It is to be known here that West Indies and England are currently facing off in 3-match Test series under bio-secure conditions. Pakistan are next in line to face the World Champions, with the two teams set to lock horns in 3 Test and as many T20Is from Augsut to September. (Agency )