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England hopeful of cricket's swift return after government decision
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England hopeful of cricket's swift return after government decision

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) plans to stage international matches behind closed doors has received a major boost after the UK government’s new decision to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The UK government has announced that it is aiming to allow some sporting events to take place in the absence of spectators from June 1 onwards. This strategy is currently under review as the COVID-19 situation is continuing to be assessed.

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the return of sports would build the morale of the nation that has been suffering due to the consequences of the lockdown. Amidst this backdrop, the ECB is willing to organize facilities of bio-secure environments to make it possible that international cricket finally resumes.