The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill, and sports is one of the major sectors which has been seriously affected by this forced break. In order to bring the cricket fraternity back on track, Cricket Scotland is planning to host its scheduled matches against New Zealand and Australia behind closed doors if it’s necessary.
Cricket Scotland has matches scheduled against New Zealand and Australia in the month of June. These matches are currently not officially postponed yeat. However, it looks impossible that they will go ahead as per the planned schedule. New Zealand is scheduled to play a T20I series against Scotland on June 10 and then an ODI on June 12 while Australia is scheduled to play just one T20I against Scotland on June 29. “We are planning to see how we can go ahead with the matches and waiting to se what happens with the advice. That’s all we can do at this stage. New- Zealand isn’t going to Holland we are just waiting to be guided by what their board says before making any final decision”, Cricket Scotland CEO said.
“We have a temporary set-up at The Grange. If we get the permission to play International cricket behind closed doors, it’s something we would consider and something we will be able to do. We make money fetching International game but if we had to play an International game behind closed doors then it would be definitely feasible for us”, he added.
The first New-Zealand’s European tour of an ODI series in the Netherlands has been postponed last week following the advice from the Dutch Government. Australia’s T20I in Scotland was due to be played immediately before their six-match limited- over series in England, which looks likely to be pushed towards September due to COVID-19. The domestic cricket sessions in Scotland has been indefinitely postponed due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 Pandemic.