The English and Wales Cricket Board are maintaining a close eye on their internal matters with their summer of cricket set to start in a mere month’s time.
The ECB is hoping to find ways to conduct domestic and international matches behind closed doors in order to ensure the completion of their schedule.
The ECB’s director of events Steve Elworthy is focussed on working within government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
‘We’re mapping out what international matches would look like behind closed doors. The advice around mass gatherings was 500 people or fewer. That was guided by the potential impact on critical services like paramedics and doctors,’ said Elworthy.
‘You would likely have to work within that number (which would be made up of essential staff) … then you have to think about medical provisions, creating a safe and sterile environment around that venue, so that everyone who comes in is clear.
‘So it’s how you test them at the gate, the isolation units that you have to put in. These are considerations we are thinking about.’
England’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus this week.