England vs West Indies 1st Test Match has resumed after the game was stopped due to rains in the bio-secure venue. Before break, West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel was successful in sending England’s Opener Batsman Dom Sibley back to Pavilion. Currently, Windies bowlers are cranking up some good pace and getting the ball to seam around a little too. Both Burns and Denly are digging in here for England in Southampton. After 15 overs, the hosts are 34/1.
Today England 1st Test Match against West Indies marks the resumption of international cricket after months of coronavirus enforced lockdown. But as the players were gearing up to show some action sudden showers in Ageas Bowl resulted in the pitch getting covered up & thereby preventing the toss taking place at 9.30 GMT as scheduled. No spectators will be allowed to attend the three-match Test series of which two matches are scheduled to be commenced at Old Trafford.
Players & Each team management is staying at on-site hotels to stop the spread of COVID-19. Bowlers will have to abide by the rule of not using the saliva to shine the ball as a mandatory health measure. International travel restrictions are placed for the first time since 2002 both on-field umpires came from one of the competing teams with English officials Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth in the middle.