ECB plans to install coronavirus checkpoints to resume cricket activity
LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board are planning to install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units on the grounds in their attempt to resume international Cricket without spectators
the ECB had suspended all professional Cricket till May 28, delaying the start of the new season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly 22,000 people globally.
However, ECB director of events Steve Elworthy They said they are looking for ways to resume play inside closed doors and that it would need a sterile bubble to ensure the identification of anyone in the vicinity who carried the virus.
Estamos planificando cómo se verían the partidos internacionales a puerta cerrada, dijo Elworthy al Guardian.
the UK government had banned mass gathering of more than 500 prior to current under lockdown to contain the virus.
Alluding to the initial government advice, Elworthy said: " the advice around mass gatherings was 500 people or fewer.
That was guided by the potential impact on critical services like paramedics and doctors.
Probablemente tendrías que trabajar dentro de ese número (que estaría compuesto por personal esencial de la jornada) ... luego debes pensar en las provisiones médicas, crear un ambiente seguro y estéril alrededor de ese lugar, para que todos the que entren claro.
So that's how the insulation units to put in are tested on the door. These are considerations we are thinking about.
England will host four teams: the West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Ireland this year, while the women of England will host South Africa and India.
Ahora estamos pensando en todas estas cosas, the riesgos planteados, y simplemente se hace más grande y más amplio, dijo Elworthy.
But if that is the situation we are facing, we will absolutely comply with each one of them to make sure it happens.
However, Elworthy insisted that everyone's safety is a priority and that the decision to hold matches will not be decided by financial need.
One thing to consider is the national mood. You may be able to deliver a match, but would it be the right thing to do? Operationally, we believe that we can deliver anything, but we have to be vigilant about that. You don't just operate on a bubble, you need peripheral vision.
(And) making sure everyone is in a safe environment is at the heart of the discussions.