England Cricket Board Is Looking To Invite Australia, Pakistan

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West Indies Are Scheduled To Arrive In England On June 9:

In the months to come, following the West Indies Test series, which is scheduled to start on July 8, the England Cricket Board (ECB) will invite Australia, Pakistan, and Ireland to make an overhaul.

West Indies will arrive in England on June 9, under the authorization of the UK government, and will conduct three tests, beginning July 8, 16, and 24, respectively.

The ECB Director of Special Projects Steve Elworthy said on the Cricket Show, “It is an incredibly difficult but at the same time very rewarding project. “Here’s something we strive to do that we’ve never done before.”

Elworthy added that the ECB was already in contact with Australia, Pakistan and Ireland’s cricket boards to establish a timetable.

“There is a lot of work. Western Indian people are the first team to reach this region but, we hope that Australia, Pakistan, and Ireland will be here this summer,” he said. 

England Cricket Board Is Discussing With International Cricket Council:

“We were talking with you, we talked regularly with you all, but more deeply with the West Indies in this particular case, since your test matches are five weeks away,” he said.

Elworthy has already revealed, that the ECB is discussing the possibility of introducing replacements in the next series of tests against the West Indies with the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the player tests COVID-19 positive.

A similar substitution can currently only be made when a player suffering from a concussion in a cricket match. A substitute fielder can be allowed for all other injuries and diseases, but the player can not bat or bowl.

The first Test will take place in the Ageas Bowl from 8 July and the two other matches will take place from 16 July to 24 July at Old Trafford.

In order to avoid the transmission of coronavirus between players, it has also been proposed by the ICC Cricket Committee to ban the use of saliva to shine the ball.

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