Edited By Tarun Vats | Agencies | Updated: 01 Jun 2020, 12:49:00 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has welcomed the UK government's decision to allow the resumption of professional sports without spectators. After this, the ECB will now be able to host international matches from next month. In the latest health and safety guidelines issued to stop the spread of the Corona virus epidemic, Sports, Media and Culture Minister Oliver Dowden on Saturday allowed the resumption of competitive games without an audience from June 1.
The ECB said in a statement, “We are very happy with this decision. This will lead to restoration of professional and domestic cricket without an audience. Players will then be able to play for their clubs. '
“We will study these guidelines in the coming week to help cricket clubs agree to restore the game,” the board said. England are to host a three-Test series against the West Indies from 8 July. The domestic cricket season, however, was postponed by the board till August 1.