There have been reportedly a complete of 17 suspected instances of the novel coronavirus reported amongst English cricket county groups earlier than the nation-wide lockdown in March.
A report within the Daily Mail 13 gamers and 4 help workers members throughout all counties examined optimistic for the virus, earlier than testing procedures have been launched in top-level sport.
However, subsequent by the governing physique’s science and drugs group recommend the gamers contracted the virus from exterior sources and never from pre-season coaching.
Those findings – in addition to the truth that greater than 700 subsequent checks carried out on gamers and help workers got here again unfavourable – means it’s possible that the county season will resume on August 1.
As of now, beginner cricket within the UK has but to renew regardless of social tennis and golf now being allowed.
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“The problem with cricket as everybody understands, that the ball is a natural vector of disease, potentially, at any rate and we’ve been round it many times with our scientific friends,” British PM Boris Johnson had instructed reporters every week in the past.
“At the moment we’re still working on ways to make cricket more COVID-secure, but we can’t change the guidance yet.”
However, former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes the game will likely be again in any respect ranges quickly.
“I think cricket will be back very shortly. I believe there is a couple of meetings coming up where the decisions will be made. From my point of view, speaking to the boys at Durham, they are back in training, they are very, very keen to get out there and play, as any young sportsman,” he had instructed Good Morning Britain.
“There is speak about whether or not it’s white ball or pink ball cricket – it must be each, all points of the sport ought to come again.