CWI closes all forms of cricket to fight coronavirus
Coronavirus has caused stagnation in the world sport. Not only the international arena but the domestic level sport is also being influenced by coronavirus.
That is why the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced the closure of all forms of cricket in the country.
The same decision was made by the West Indies Cricket Board (CWI). All West Indies cricket will be closed for at least 30 days starting tomorrow (Monday). The decision was taken on the advice of the Board’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC).
Cricket West Indies chief medical officer Dr Israel Dowlat said,
“The health and safety of players, officials and staff is above all to the Cricket Board. We advise the board directors to act quickly to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”
Dr. Donovan Bennett, chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, said: “We are medically thinking of the best. At the same time, awareness is also to be taken into account. A small gathering of spectators, cricketers and match officials will also be at stake. The epidemic is still flowing. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the whole Caribbean.”
The tournaments and matches that led to the closure of cricket in the West Indies – the last two rounds of the West Indies Championship, The Women’s CMI Super 50 Cup, Regional Under 15s Boys Championship and Regional Under 19s Girls Championship. At the same time, two important meetings of the West Indies Cricket Board have been left behind.