England’s three match test series against the West Indies has been suspended up to 1st July because of coronavirus.
England And West Indies Test Match Series Postponed
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said no professional cricket will be played up to that date.
Any restart will be subject to the advice from government and health experts.
The season has been due to start on 12 April, and then to resume on 28 May.
England’s first test clash with the West Indies had been scheduled for 4-8 of June at The Oval.
The final test was penciled in for the 25-29 at Lords.
NIne Fixture Rounds Lost
The ECB has conceded, that nine rounds of fixtures will now be lost in the County Championship season.
And The Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition will now be pushed back to as late in the season as possible.
Its undecided what will happen to the inaugural The Hundred tournament.
An additional ECB meeting will be held on request on 29 April, to discuss what the next move will be.
England Women’s Series Postponed
England women’s test side will also be frustrated, as their series against India has been postponed.
The whole tour schedule included a Twenty20, and a one-day series alongside the test matches.
ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison, has said that he is “hopeful” that some cricket can be delivered this summer.
He also explained that the plan is to reschedule international matches to as late in the season as possible.
Woakes Says Player Tests Are Ideal
Meanwhile England fast bowler Chris Woakes has said that ideally all players would be tested for coronavirus.
This would happen in a dreams scenario before players returned to action.
Although he accepted that many others needed the tests more than sportspeople.
The World Cup winner also said he would be happy to play matches behind closed doors.