The International Cricket Council ICC is talking about the chance of presenting substitutes if a player tests positive for COVID-19 during a test match, England and Wales Cricket Board chief of extraordinary activities Steve Elworthy said. A year ago, the ICC affirmed
“like for like” substitutes over all arrangements of worldwide cricket to supplant concussed players during matches and Elworthy said a similar guideline would need to be applied for COVID-19 substitutes.
“COVID substitutions are absolutely something that the International Cricket Council are talking about,” Elworthy disclosed to Sky Sports. “I’ve seen correspondence about that and it’s surely something we expectation would be permitted explicitly for test matches, not really ODIs or T20s .
“That substitution would need to be a ‘like for like’ player… Our on location COVID clinical professional and Public Health England would be educated promptly and that player would then be placed into seclusion for a while.”
Britain are set to have the West Indies in a three-test arrangement one month from now, with the guests flying in a 14-man crew in addition to 11 stores who will prepare and isolate together before the principal test planned for July 8 in Southampton.
“With the testing conventions of getting those players into that (bio-secure) bubble first, you would trust that wouldn’t be a situation we’d need to manage,” Elworthy included.