HEADLINE: England tour on for now - CWI

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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3/17/20, 10:28:05 AM 

Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it will continue to liaise with its counterparts, the England and Wales Cricket Board over the upcoming Test tour as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the United Kingdom’s sporting calendar.

West Indies are scheduled to tour England for Tests at the Oval and Lord’s in London and Edgbaston in Birmingham, all three fixtures scheduled during the month of June when the UK government expects the coronavirus outbreak to be at its peak.

The virus, known as COVID-19, has resulted in 1 140 UK infections and 21 deaths and has already forced the suspension of major fixtures like the English Premier League and the London Marathon.

Further, the ECB last week recalled its side from the tour of Sri Lanka where they were scheduled to play two Tests later this month.

And though the ECB has made no formal statement on the Windies tour, CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said the regional governing body would continue to monitor developments regarding the virus.

“It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” Grave told CMC Sports.

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link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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3/17/20, 10:47:30 AM 
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you gotta be dreaming

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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3/17/20, 11:57:02 AM 
no surprise here ,I did say that yesterday on Chrissy's thread!
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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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3/19/20, 2:38:53 AM 
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This was posted on Tuesday:

"The virus, known as COVID-19, has resulted in 1 140 UK infections and 21 deaths and has already forced the suspension of major fixtures like the English Premier League and the London Marathon."

What's the stats now? Britain now has 2,626 cases and 104 deaths. This is multiplying at an alarming rate. The best hope for the tour is that the peak will occur during April, and go into decline after that.

But since the NHS is only testing those who are so ill that they're hospitalised, the numbers of Brits with coronavirus are likely to be much higher than the official stats.

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