Abu Dhabi Stadium open to England during coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus has caused extensive damage to public life in England. In the meantime, the number of people affected by coronavirus in the country is about one and a half lakh, about 19 thousand people have died. There is no indication that the coronavirus situation will improve in the near future.
In this crisis, Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) is ready to use its own stadium for the England cricket team. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will be able to use the Sheikh Abu Zayed Sports Complex for its county and international games from October to January.
No formal decision has been made yet. However, the ADC will soon make a proposal to the ECB. The UAE is still in control of the situation by imposing a night curfew across the country. Not only that, the idea is that the UAE will be operational from next week following some rules.
So Abu Dhabi Cricket is ready to give its stadium and complex to England for four months considering the situation. The Sheikh Abu Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has been the second home of the Pakistan cricket team for several years. The stadium also hosts matches of IPL, PSL and various ICC events.
The special advantage of Abu Zayed Stadium is that it has two more playgrounds adjacent to it. As a result, multiple matches can be organized at the same time. Besides, there are 25 nets and other facilities for practicing in the main field. The TV has all the facilities to show the game live. Even the hotel where the players stay is only 10 minutes away from the field.
However, it is said that England will suddenly agree to Abu Dhabi’s proposal – there is no chance to think so. Because before making a decision, they have to give equal importance to the opinion of their government, players and other stakeholders. Only then will it be known whether Abu Dhabi Stadium will be England’s second home during the state of emergency.