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Re: Willis Trophy
Posted by: Farmer White
Date: 23/06/2020 13:11
This article in The Cricketer:

[www.thecricketer.com]

contains this quote:

"The Cricketer understands Somerset and Gloucestershire both have plans to bring their squads off the government's Job Retention Scheme on July 1."

However, the news for recreational cricket is not good. The government has annoiunced significant relaxations in the coronavirus regulations, but they do not apply to recreational cricket because of the risk of the virus being transmitted via the ball. It cannot therefore restart nin July as hoped.

There is also concern, reported in a Mailonline article, about Pakistan's proposed tour here in August because three of the squad have tested positive for the virus.

Link here:

[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Edit update: A total of ten members of the Pakistan squad have now tested positive. Those whohave tested negative will depart for the UK on 28 June.

[www.bbc.co.uk]

Apologies. This post has grown like topsy as the news came in. Would now be better on another thread but thelinks don't copy so have left it here.
Farmer.

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