Cricket Australia reveals possibility of England tour
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts has said that Australia could still tour England in September. He said there is ‘some chance’ of the trip going forward. As cricket seems to return within few weeks.
Australia were scheduled to tour England for three-match T20I and three-match ODI series. Although there remains uncertainty over whether they will travel due to the coronavirus pandemic still raging on.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is hoping to go ahead with the majority of their international fixtures this summer. Because they are desperately seeking to mitigate the financial struck.
The West Indies are scheduled to arrive in June, pending a governmental green light and final agreement on health and safety protocols. On the other hand, Cricket Ireland has already offered to be as flexible as possible to see three one-day internationals. In the meantime, England has convinced Pakistan and Australia, to visit for a series of high-profile fixtures both test and T20 match.
The CA CEO says Australia will be watching closely to see how the West Indies and Pakistan fare if they travel to England as according to schedule.
“I think there’s some chance we could send a team over,” Roberts told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. “Obviously we won’t jeopardise the safety of the players, but the best test of that is the West Indian and Pakistan tours of England before we’re due to tour. We hope they go off without a hitch.”