England and West Indies are scheduled to face each other in a three-match Test series in Ageas Bowl at Southampton. The 1st Test match got started with three overs being bowled & outstanding bowler Shannon Gabriel removed Dom Sibley very early just before the rain resumes & interrupted the game.
Today’s 1st Test Match 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 Kettle borough and Richard Illingworth in the middle.