The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said they are working closely with the British government to ensure the safe restoration of cricket despite the Covid-19 epidemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the corona virus would remain in place until June 1 at least.
The ECB has suspended all its professional cricket matches till July 1. The ECB said in a statement, “We are working closely with the government on when and how the Games can be resumed safely.” We are ready to share our plans ahead. '' It says, “The ECB is aware of the government's announcement about the next stages of this crisis and we will continue to follow their advice in the future.” The West Indies' three-Test series in June has been pushed forward due to the lockdown in the UK, while Pakistan is also scheduled to tour England this season, which cannot take place before July 1. The first season of 'The Hundred', the new format of 100 balls per team of English cricket, has also been postponed till 2021. If matches are not held in the next season due to Covid-19, the ECB could suffer a loss of £ 300 million. Corona virus has infected 41 lakh people worldwide while about three lakh people have died. More than two lakh people have been infected in the UK while over 31 thousand people have died.