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ECB welcomes British govt advice over cricket resumption 

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hs step-up plans to restart the sport behind closed doors after the British government approved to return to action.
Government officials recently confirmed cricket and other sports will be able to resume from next week after the publication of health and safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The ECB will now study the document to determine how it can help the process of its sport emerging from the pandemic lockdown.
In a statement, the ECB stated, “We are extremely heartened by Saturday’s announcement from the Secretary of State, which will support the return of professional, domestic cricket behind closed doors, and provides a meaningful next step for recreational players to begin playing at their clubs again.”
The statement added, “Over the coming week, we will seek to understand the specific guidance from Government’s medical teams so that we can provide support for cricket clubs who will be eager to see their communities safely playing in small groups.”
The Britain government’s approval of stage three of the return to the elite sport came only two days after the ECB pushed back the start of the domestic season until 1st August. 
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