The fans of cricket in England can feel little relieved as Surrey is about to become the first professional sports club in the country to open to the public since lockdown. According to a report in Daily Mail, the members of the Surrey Club will be able to watch England’s Test series against West Indies in a bar at the Kia Oval. The entry for the members will be restricted to a particular number and all social-distancing norms will be followed by the club-management.
450 Members will be allowed to watch England vs West Indies games
The report further reveals that Surrey is planning to open the roof terrace bar in the 1845 Stand half-an-hour before the start of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl on July 8. The club management will restrict numbers to 450 to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
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Not only this various English counties are also planning to start cricket activities soon. Surrey, Middlesex, Yorkshire, Lancashire all are planning to organize friendly games so that the sport of cricket can be resumed in some capacity.
Surrey will organize two-day red-ball friendly against Middlesex next month and Yorkshire and Lancashire have arranged a two-day Roses contest on July 24-25 at Headingley.
England vs West Indies test series schedule
England’s three-match test series against the West Indies will begin on July 8 without fans at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl. The series was initially scheduled to take place in June but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second and third tests will be staged at Old Trafford from July 16 and July 24 respectively.
1st Test – July 8th, Hampshire Ageas Bowl
2nd Test – July 16th, Old Trafford
3rd Test – July 24th, Old Trafford
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