Eoin Morgan, James Anderson & Jofra Archer are among 55 England players who have been asked to resume outdoor training to prepare for resuming cricket behind closed doors amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The ECB has added 37 names to the list after 18 bowlers resumed individual training last week focusing on the longest format of cricket. Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett & Joe Clarke are some big names who do not feature in the 55 players list who has been selected by ECB to resume outdoor training.
The ECB has confirmed that the players have been asked to return to the training, “as England Men prepare for the prospect of behind-closed-doors cricket, subject to UK Government clearance.”
The board has ensured that it is working closely with its partners to provide a safe & efficient return to practice for players. Other players who have been asked to resume training include Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Butler, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, David Willey & Sam Billings among others.
The ECB said the squads for specific formats will be announced in some time. “The group of players will provide an opportunity to the selectors when it comes to selecting squads across the formats of cricket as we move closer to our aim of playing International Cricket this summer”, ECB Performance Director Mo Bobat said in a statement.
“We will work closely with our medical team & government to ensure that our return to outdoor training & play activities as per the safety guidelines”, he added.