Cricket ‘Will do whatever we can to get out there and play cricket’ – Ashley Giles – International Cricket Council

‘Will do whatever we can to get out there and play cricket’ – Ashley Giles – International Cricket Council



England Managing Director Ashley Giles is positive that the team will play their full international schedule later this summer.

England have postponed their cricket season until 28 May and are currently in the middle of a discussion with other international boards regarding their upcoming fixtures. They are slated to play West Indies in a three-Test series beginning in early June, with further series against Australia, Pakistan and Ireland scheduled later in the year.

“I’m positive that we’ll get some cricket in later in the summer,” said Giles. “We’re looking at all scenarios, with a focus on protecting some of our bigger games – Test matches, one-day internationals, T20Is – and perhaps pushing those matches back as far as possible without losing any cricket.

“That is possible and I think we have to hang on to the hope that we will get out there and we will play; whether that’s behind closed doors or in front of full houses, none of us quite know.”

England are also looking at selecting two separate teams for white-ball and red-ball cricket to play at the same time to make up for the lost days.

“We’ve certainly looked at playing
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