WTC: After putting India in the Red List, how will the World Test Championship, ICC make a big statement
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has assured that the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will begin in Southampton on June 18, according to its predetermined schedule, despite Britain putting India on the ‘Red List’. Putting India in the ‘Red List’ means that all travel from the country has been banned. British citizens will also have to stay in the hotel on segregation for 10 days on their return home. The UK has taken this step due to the increase in the cases of Kovid-19 in India. The ICC, however, is confident that it will be successful in organizing the WTC Finals in a bio-safe environment.
The ICC said in a statement released on Monday night that the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and other members have shown how we can organize international cricket amid the epidemic and we are confident that we can continue to do so in the future. And the WTC finals will be held in June in the UK according to the pre-determined schedule. It says, ‘We are currently discussing with the British government the impact on the countries listed in the’ Red List ‘.
Impossible to say anything
Meanwhile, BCCI sources told PTI that it is impossible to say anything about it at present and the board is hopeful that India will no longer be on the ‘red list’ until the team travels to Britain in early June for the WTC finals. Sources said on condition of confidentiality, ‘We do not know yet what the situation will be like in June. Travel guidelines vary according to the position of Covid.
When the Indian team leaves for Britain in early June, it is possible that the country will not remain in the red list till then. In which there is a provision of 10 days of strict segregation. He said that but if it is needed then it will be done. Nothing can be said in the present situation. According to media reports in the United Kingdom, if needed, the Rose Bowl and associated hotels in Southampton may be approved for arrival from countries in the ‘Red List’ and will create a full bio-safe environment as in the previous session. .
Talks are going on with the government
The Guardian newspaper quoted an ECB spokesperson as saying, “We are currently talking to the government about the impact of the countries listed in the Red List.” We worked together to show how we can organize international cricket successfully due to the epidemic and hope that we will be able to do it again this year. The Indian women’s cricket team also has to visit the United Kingdom in June, while the men’s team has to play a five-Test series against England from August 4.
It will also have to see how the impact of putting India in the ‘Red List’ affects the players of England and New Zealand playing in the IPL. These players will travel to Britain for a two-Test series starting on June 2 between these two countries. The final of the IPL will be played on May 30 in Ahmedabad.