ECB in Talks With ICC Over COVID-19 Replacements
The English cricket board is currently in talks with the ICC regarding naming replacements if players are affected by the Coronavirus during games. The ECB is seeking the ICC’s advice before the host West Indies and Pakistan at home for both Test and limited-overs series. England is set to become the first cricketing nation to host international encounters since the lockdown came into effect.
ECB wants Covid-19 replacements during a match for England’s home season: Report
The ECB is considering replacements only for the TEST format, the same rules would not be applicable for the ODI and T20 series. Currently, the only replacements that are allowed in Test games at the moment, are concussion substitutes The ICC has taken several measures to ensure the safety of the players once, the sport resumes, it is logical to think that the ICC might agree to replacements for COVID affected players.
Recently the ECB had announced that they would be pushing back the start of all domestic cricket in the country, from July 1 to August 1, however international games would take place in the meantime, in a biosecure environment. This week, the ECB had also asked about 55 of its players to start their outdoor preparation in anticipation of the start of international cricket.