All forms of cricket in the world are closed due to coronavirus. No country’s board is yet to start with the risk. However, many players, including the board, are interested in returning to the field. But from now on the teams will not be able to play the way they want. The new ICC guidelines must be complied with. The apex body of cricket has already issued various practical guidelines in consultation with the medical representatives of domestic and international cricket boards.
The ICC has proposed several new warnings for cricket due to the coronavirus. They have asked each country’s board to have one chief medical officer. So that the cricketers can follow the instructions of the government of all the countries when they return to cricket. According to the ICC, it will be easier to follow these instructions literally if you have a team of medical experts.
Practice deadlines for bowlers of three formats
Test: 8-12 weeks
ODI: 6 weeks
T20: 5-6 weeks
Guidelines for Umpire
Umpires need to wear gloves.
Cricketers should not hand over sweaters, hats, or towels to umpires.
Visiting member countries Guidelines
Each country’s cricket board must appoint a chief medical officer.
Each member country should consider an isolation camp of at least 14 days before the visit.
Each party has to follow the instructions of the government of their country.
The body temperature of each cricketer will be measured.
Every cricketer will be tested for Covid-19.
The boards have to arrange chartered flights.
The social distance must be maintained on the flight. Besides, you have to fix the floor of the hotel during the tour.
- Safety first
- Cricketers have been told to always keep a distance of one and a half meters on the field.
- The practice is said to be practiced in small groups to keep a distance.
- If a cricketer shows signs of corona in the game, everyone should be tested and stay in isolation for a certain period of time.
- Unnecessary touches have been urged to be avoided.
- Cricketers have been advised to keep sanitizers in their personal belongings.
Earlier, the ICC Cricket Committee had recommended that the ball should not be spit or spit to prevent COVID-19 infection.