'We could send a team': Cricket Australia chief upbeat over England tour

England Fast Bowler Chris Woakes Glad To Return To Training With

We are planning to get them together to train for the tour.

Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and the fit-again Jofra Archer are among the established names in the 18, but there are berths for some uncapped players too, with Virdi and Robinson known to be among them.

"But the simple fact is and it's a genuine answer we need to get cricket back on again and now is probably not the time to try and leverage anything".

The coronavirus has delayed the start of the English season until at least July, but the England and Wales Cricket Board is hoping to stage a full global campaign to avoid a possible loss of 380 million ($465 million).

"We are not going to jeopardise their health". We are looking at bringing about 25 players.

"There is a lot of cricket to be played between now and 2022", he said while speaking in Sky Sports' The Cricket Show. "We're probably about a week away from that", he added.

Current guidelines mean any arrivals to the United Kingdom from overseas would require a 14-day quarantine period, but there is a chance that could also double as a training period if the venue can be signed off as "bio-secure". The series was originally slated to take place in June but as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had suspended competitive cricket till July 1, the series will take place in July. "We'll just have to see how that goes".

The Rose Bowl in Southampton and Old Trafford in Manchester have been touted as possible "bio-secure" grounds due to having on-site hotels.

"We are told there are going to be two venues (to stage matches). We are also told there is going to be a third venue, which is going to be our base while we are in England".

Australia are a "nine out of 10" chance to host India for a test series in the home summer and could also tour England for limited overs series beforehand, Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts said.

Consequently, it may temporarily pause any development of Pakistan's two-Test and three-T20I tour of New Zealand they are scheduled to play there in the same window.

"I think there's some chance we could send a team over", Roberts told Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

"We hope this campaign will shine a light on the incredible work being done, help signpost people to the support they need and provide a feeling of hope and solidarity for cricket fans during this challenging time".



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