The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created an erratic situation. After being under lockdown for a long period, people are now getting back to their workspace but there is a certain amount of fear among them. Wearing a mask and following social distancing have become new normal.
Amid the crises, sports is also resuming but under certain restrictions. Several Football leagues are being played but without crowds, while cricket is also planned to resume behind closed doors.
The cricket lovers will witness the first cricket match, after the lockdown, between West Indies and England. West Indies had toured England several weeks before the start of the series to follow 14 days quarantine period.
The two teams will play the first Test match of the three-match series from July 8 at Southampton. With cricket resuming, there will be certain changes seen in the rules to curb the spread of the virus.
Here, are five changes you might witness in the cricket field because of coronavirus:
No Crowded Stadium:
As guidelines laid by the World Health Organisation (WHO), social distancing is the best cure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Also with no proper medication found so far, the spectators will be strictly instructed to follow social distancing in stadiums
The series between England and West Indies starting from next week will be played behind closed doors in England. But the Australian government has allowed fans to watch the live match on stadium however there is a limitation of gathering. Australia’s PM Scott Morrison said that stadiums with capacities of up to 40,000 host up to 10,000 spectators.
So, the cricket stadium which was always crowded with the fans might be desolate. Nevertheless, it is a happy piece of news that cricket is back after three months break because of coronavirus.