The England Cricket Board has given a go forward to start out the home cricket season. The English County Championship was initially scheduled to start on April 12, however was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The English males’s County Championship is about to start from August 1
  • The home season was earlier scheduled to start from April 12
  • The fixtures of the season might be determined in early July

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday gave the go-ahead for skilled males’s county cricket to start out its season on Aug. 1.

The lads’s County Championship was initially scheduled to start on April 12, however was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fixtures and format for the season are to be determined by the 18 first-class counties in a gathering in early July and plans will embrace each red-ball and white-ball cricket.

“It’s a major step for our sport that we’re capable of approve the beginning of the lads’s home season for Aug. 1 and one which might be welcomed by everybody related with County Cricket,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison stated in a press release.

“It have to be burdened that the security of our gamers, employees and officers has been the primary precedence via all discussions and authorities steerage will proceed to form our planning and preparation.”

Harrison added that plans for the return of the ladies’s home sport stay ongoing.

England’s county cricketers will proceed to take pay cuts of as much as 20% in June and July as counties reel from the monetary influence of the pandemic.

On the worldwide cricket entrance, England return to motion following the COVID-19 stoppage with three checks towards the West Indies subsequent month.

The primary match is scheduled to start in Southampton on July eight with out spectators.

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