Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has published guidelines for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its members in restarting cricket activity in their countries as government restrictions owing to COVID-19 start to relax.
As we all look forward to the return of cricket, the ICC has formed guidelines on how to keep safe 🙌
Phase 1️⃣ Solo training 🏃
Phase 2️⃣ Small groups of three or less 🏃 🏃 🏃
Phase 3️⃣ Groups of less than 🔟
Phase 4️⃣ Full squad activities 🏏
— ICC (@ICC) May 22, 2020
"ICC Back to Cricket Guidelines" is a comprehensive document developed by the ICC Medical Advisory Committee in consultation with Member Medical Representatives, and provides guidance for the safe resumption of community cricket, domestic professional cricket and international cricket.
The guidelines do not provide answers to when the game can resume in different parts of the world, rather it provides a framework with practical suggestions on how members can resume cricket in a manner that protects against the risk of transmission of infection with the COVID-19 virus.
The ICC advises its Members to use these guidelines as the basis to create their own policies for return to cricket activity in compliance, in all cases, with local and national government regulations (which should always take precedence) and to ensure the cricket community applies the necessary safety measures when resuming cricket.
To learn about the guidelines in detail, click here
Meanwhile, many of the current and former Australian players have themselves said that they don't see the likelihood of the World T20 happening in October-November as per initial schedule due to the restrictions that have come in due to the coronavirus pandemic, former Australia skipper Allan Border has made it clear that the Indian Premier League (IPL) shouldn't be given priority over the showpiece event.
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