International sports will finally make a comeback today with England taking over to West Indies in the world’s first cricket test match after the outbreak of corona pandemic.
The international sports fraternity is keeping an eye on the tournament, going to begin with today’s match staged at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton which makes it more than just a test match. This can not only lay the blueprint for future matches in post- covid era, but also events in other sports targeting a resumption.
“If you get one thing wrong, it might blow this whole ‘getting sport back onto the radar’ further back,” England stand-in captain Ben Stokes said on Tuesday ahead of Eng vs WI 1st Test match in a news conference.
Stokes also spoke about the responsibility on the team’s shoulders to deliver a massive occasion for TV viewers who have been without international cricket for four months.
Bio Secure Environment For Safety of Players
There will be no spectators at matches, one-way systems inside venues to maintain distancing, twice-weekly testing for coronavirus, and players will not be allowed out of their hotels.
Players from the two teams will come into vaguely close contact with each other only on the field of play as they remain in bio-secure environment till the match resumes.
Both the teams to don ‘Black Live Matters’ logo on their jersies
A ‘Black Live Matters’ logo will be on the collar of the test shirts worn by players from both teams and there is set to be a gesture made by the teams before the game. West Indies players have said the movement is a source of motivation on this tour.