Australia captain — Aaron Finch has said prior to Australia’s tour of England that the players need to be very cautious with the safety measures to keep the tournaments going. Australia will tour to the United Kindom (UK) for three T20Is and as many ODI’s by the end of August.
The teams will face each other in a limited-overs series in Manchester and Southampton and will be kept in a biosecure environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This series clashes with the IPL and the players participating will reportedly miss the first week of the IPL which is set to commence on September 19th.
I’m Making Sure That We Do Literally Everything We Can With Regards To The Protocols To Keep The Global Game Going: Aaron Finch
Australian skipper Aaron Finch wants the players to make sure they don’t break the protocols because a lot of hardwork by many people has made it possible for cricket to restart in this pandemic hit situation.
“What’s important to remember is we are in a position to help continue the global game, and there should be no more motivation than that to do everything right. I’ve been very strong with the guys in the last couple of weeks about making sure that we do literally everything we can with regards to the protocols to keep the global game going,” Aaron Finch told cricket.com.au
“Because at the end of the day, if that fails then we are all out of jobs and the game is not in a healthy state, which we can’t afford to have.
“There’s been so much time and effort put in by thousands of people to give us the opportunity to play international cricket again, and even us leaving Australia, leaving Victoria, is a big process. The people who’ve worked their backside off over the last couple of months to allow it to happen in Australia, in the UK, in India, South Africa, the UAE, wherever it is, thousands of people are doing an unbelievable amount of work to get the game up and running again,” he added.
T20 series to start on September 4, ODI on September 11
Team Australia will be reaching England exactly after nine days where they will be playing one 50-over intra-squad practice match and three T20 practice matches before the series begin on September 4 with the T20Is, as confirmed by the ECB.
The ODIs will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester from September 11 and will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. The T20s will commence from September 4 and will be played in Southampton.