ICC discussing COVID-19 substitutes for Test matches, says ECB official

Last year, the ICC approved "like for like" substitutes across all formats of international cricket to replace concussed players during matches and Elworthy said the same rule would have to be applied for COVID-19 substitutesThe International Cricket Council (ICC) is discussing the possibility of introducing substitutes if a player tests positive for COVID-19 during a test match, England and Wales Cricket Board director of special projects Steve Elworthy said. Last year, the ICC approved "like for like" substitutes across all formats of international cricket to replace concussed players during matches and Elworthy said the same rule would have to be applied for COVID-19 substitutes. "COVID replacements are certainly something that the ICC are discussing," Elworthy told Sky Sports https://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12040/12000595/england-vs-west-indies-covid-19-substitutes-for-cricket-being-discussed. With international cricket gearing up for return, the @ICC is discussing the possibility of introducing substitutions if a player tests positive for #COVID19 during a Test matchhttps://t.co/C29SEtvd5x — WION (@WIONews) June 5, 2020"I've seen communication about that and it's certainly something we hope would be allowed -- specifically for test matches, not necessarily ODIs (one-day internationals) or T20s (Twenty20). "With the testing protocols of getting those players into that (bio-secure) bubble first, you would hope that wouldn't be a scenario we'd have to deal with," Elworthy added.

June 05, 2020 10:18 UTC


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