England might discipline separate check and limited-overs groups to play matches on consecutive days as a part of a compressed house season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the ECB’s director of cricket Ashley Giles.
England have suspended skilled cricket till a minimum of May 28 because of the outbreak and uncertainty additionally looms over their house sequence towards West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Ireland.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has stated England might discipline two totally different groups on the identical day at separate venues to maximise the quantity of cricket in a truncated summer time.
“Technically it’s feasible,” former spinner Giles advised British media. “You could put two different groups together. We haven’t really looked at that, like that, yet.”
However, Giles thought it extra possible that matches might happen on consecutive days.
“We’ve certainly looked at playing two formats around the same time,” he added.
“You might have a check match working and play a T20 or an ODI the day earlier than or the day after a check match.
“But it’s additionally working with the broadcasters on what’s finest and what they need. That’s one other essential partnership for us.
“They will be suffering at the moment and we are very much all in this together.”
Giles hoped a minimum of some cricket could be performed this summer time although he conceded internet hosting West Indies for a three-test sequence in June was trying “less and less likely”.
“The deadline of 28 May still stands but … it’s looking less and less likely that we’re going to be out there in June,” he stated.