It’s a good news for all those crazy cricket fans who love to go & watch matches in stadium! Spectators will now be allowed to attend first class Cricket for the first two days of the Bob Willis Trophy on Saturday and Sunday.
Surrey County Club will play against Middlesex at the Kia Oval while Warwickshire will face Northamptonshire at Edgbaston & these games are open for the spectators to watch, Isn’t this amazing? The fixtures are a part of the second phase of the UK Government pilot events. Each ground will have up to 2,500 spectators per day for the first two days of their scheduled matches.
“The two cricket pilots were among a small number of sporting events announced by the Government for testing the safe return of spectators, with a view to reopening venues for sports fans, with social distancing measures in place, from October 2020,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in an official statement.
Neil Snowball, ECB Managing Director of County Cricket, said: “We’re all excited about the start of the county cricket season, and of course we all miss not being able to go and watch as we normally would. These two pilots are an important step in testing the Government guidance and ensuring we can safely open our grounds again.”
The Bob Willis Trophy will kick start from August 1 & will surely witness huge crowds as this is the first match since the outbreak of coronavirus that has been allowed spectators to attend the match & enjoy it.