Windies' series in England could go ahead without spectators

The West Indies’ upcoming away series in England could be played without spectators with English cricket chiefs considering installing coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as a way of restarting the game behind closed doors. Last week the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that
no professional cricket would be played before May 28 at the earliest.

But the ECB is stepping up its planning for a potential resumption of international action with no spectators. England's test series with West Indies is due to start at the Oval on June 4. Australia and Pakistan are also due to tour during the English summer.

The ECB's Director of Special Projects, Steve Elworthy, told the Guardian that such an approach would essentially mean creating a "safe and sterile environment" at grounds.



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