Cricket returns with England all set to host the West Indies

We are now finally seeing sport return, as big improvements are being made and we appear to be coming to the end of the coronavirus pandemic. It has spread worldwide and led to endless lockdowns being put in place, as these are now being gradually eased. This has led to sports returning such as UFC and football. The Bundesliga in Germany being one of the first and now the Premier league is set to follow suit. But the question many are now asking is what about Cricket?

Soon! England will host the West Indies for a three-match test series, which will start on July 8th in different bio-secure venues. Many cricket fans are looking at how to get the bet365 offers in order to bet on the series, with England starting off as the favourites to gain the victory.

The visitors have arrived recently and claimed they all feel safe and well in the UK. This will be the first international sports team to have travelled over to the UK, since the pandemic started. However, they say they have not felt pressured to play and this was always the plan to come to the UK this summer. The West Indies are coming from a country that has been far less affected than the UK, but feel there are enough safety measures in check to continue their plans.

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This is all a positive step for cricket, as it looks to return alongside many other sports. It is also a sport that can have much easier measures in check in comparison to others, with a SAGE expert even reporting that all cricket could return by August. This was recently stated by Sir Jeremy Farrar, who sits on the government’s group, who are looking at when to ease the lockdown. He said that cricket has a much greater chance than many other sports for returning in the near future but this will of course all be behind closed doors and without fans in attendance. Something that continues to be taking place across all sports returning. We are also not likely to see fans in attendance at any sporting fixtures until 2021. A year that is set to include both the European championships and Olympic games, with a vast number of spectators expected to be in attendance.

The positive news is that cricket is returning and hopefully this can be the first step in it returning across the country. It also brings about a return to normality for sports fans, who have long been waiting for sport to return to our screens.

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