The United Kingdom Government has released detailed information regarding “Imported Cases of COVID-19”, which 50% is originating from Pakistan. This report has caused significant concern amongst the Great Britain Cricket National Team, with personnel demanding that infected players avoid travelling to the United Kingdom. Those demands prompted several Pakistani Cricketers to be rejected from professional play during the upcoming Test Series.
It’s suspected that 30+ Pakistani Civilians have travelled from their home nation to Great Britain since June 4th, with those individuals boarding 190 Flights over the last five months. Coronavirus Experts aren’t surprised with the percentages released by UK Politicians, with Pakistan experiencing 4000 Thousand new cases of COVID-19 daily. That exuberant level of infections follows after Pakistan Government Officials removed all social distancing measures. Thousands were seen at their local Bazars, trading & making sales on various goods. Medical experts in Pakistan warned civilians of the repercussions of their actions, with nobody listening to recommendations.
Public Health England provided their government with Pakistani COVID-19 Data, learning that thirty cases of the novel coronavirus had arrived onto their shores since June 4th. Those numbers are considerably higher when accounting for the period since March 1st, with official figures on the overall infection status of “ICC19 Patients” from Pakistan. The decision to not release that information was made to avoid any racial intolerance against civilians of this nationality. Public Health England clarified that Pakistan accounts for 50% of ICC19 Patients. It should be mentioned that this data prompted the European Union to ban Pakistan from travelling throughout their borders. The United Kingdom hasn’t made similar measures.
Government is Unconcerned
The United Kingdom is allowing for two flights from Pakistan per day, with the COVID-19 Measure System used in Pakistani airports being insufficient. Considering that this region is experiencing the highest outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, Pakistani travellers are suspected of carrying the virus. When questioned about concerns over infections arriving from Pakistan, Politicians in Great Britain remarked that they’re more concerned about Portugal & Brazil. No mention is made towards Pakistan because of the influential agreements both nations hold with each other. Britain cannot afford to lose those agreements after Brexit & COVID-19, forcing a possibly significant loss of life.
Cricket Supporters have praised the United Kingdom Government for refusing to ban Pakistan from travelling to their borders. That praise comes as these supporters are excited for the Test Series between Great Britain & Pakistan. The England & Wales Cricket Board is demanding that all Pakistani players get tested daily, with results provided in hours. Those found with the infection will be quarantined & unable to play. Multiple players contracting the virus would force Pakistan to disband this upcoming Test Series, which sports analysts suspect will be the result.
Financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic has been required for all professional sports leagues, including the England & Wales Cricket Board. The initial finances proportioned for the epidemic was enough for the overwhelming majority. However, associations are having to sustain a secondary wave of financial aid. This follows after continued delays are prompted out of concern for players contracting the coronavirus. The English & Wales Cricket Board hasn’t allowed for their professional matches to resume, even with the permission of government personnel. It shows the ECBs dedication to curbing the continued spread of COVID-19, which most civilians & companies have avoiding accomplishing over recent weeks.
The additional finances being awarded to professional crickets with the EBC included £35.7 Million, which follows after an initial £61 million was allocated from May to June. Announcing another delay until August 2020 has prompted the increased aid, with this prolonged postponement sustaining several months. ECB Representatives clarified that under the right conditions, they’d allow for matches to resume by August 1st.
£30 Million is being distributed amongst eighteen nations connected with the English & Wales Cricket Board, with their governance extending beyond the United Kingdom. £10 Million is being subjugated towards crickets, with the remaining £20 million being distributed to professional clubs that maintain Active Status with the “Return to Cricket Program”.
The Chief Executive Officer of the English & Wales Cricket Board addressed the public on their additional aid. Tom Harrison noted that their responsibility as the ECB is to protect the future of professional cricket, regardless of the financial uncertainty associated with this protection. Harrison clarified that returning by August 1st is the priority & that they’re working with Government Medical Experts to ensure that crickets cannot contract COVID-19.
Unless those guarantees can be promised, Harrison doesn’t expect that professional cricket will resume in 2020. Tom mentioned that without cricketers being healthy & unaffected from the coronavirus, this sport couldn’t continue in its current capacity. Cricket would return to a historic version & garner considerably less popularity. Considering that the ECB earns billions on the standard fiscal year, their not willing to risk restructuring their sport.
Caucasian athletes worldwide have expressed their sentiments towards the “Black Lives Matter Movement”, with these individuals having never inherently experienced what this community has over thousands of years. It’s prompted criticism from African Americans & African Europeans, noting that sentiments shouldn’t be issued to benefit their public image. This was proven again with James Anderson from England’s National Cricket Team.
James experienced a privileged lifestyle from birth, having parents who are wealthy & providing him private education. This extended towards Anderson playing for the Burnley Cricket Club as a child & would obtain a professional career by 17. James used his popularity to create a clothing line, with the athlete now being a multimillionaire. His remarks towards the “Black Lives Matter Movement” has been met with disapproval from British Civilians of African Decent.
This professional cricketer has demanded that racism in cricket end worldwide. However, this sport is one of the most inclusive globally. Its popularity resides throughout nations like South Africa, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and other countries with civilians of African decent. It’s these facts that prompted critics to claim James Anderson was making these sentiments purely to benefit his personal image.
Other athletes in England’s National Cricket Team followed James Anderson, requesting that systemic racism be removed from their sport. It’s forced the English & Wales Cricket Board to allow cricketers to kneel during each national anthem, supporting the “Black Lives Matter Movement”. It should be mentioned that even with racism not being a formidable factor in professional cricket, supporters have actively expressed their hatred from the stands. Behaviour of this nature won’t be tolerated moving forward, with all supporters that showcase their ignorance being removed from the stadium immediately. Law enforcement could also implement charges.
Critics against James Anderson also pointed out his mental conditioning surrounding this athlete. Before the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out in England, speculation indicated that Anderson experienced a mental breakdown & would possibly retire. These critics pointed out that James isn’t considering the level of inclusion seen worldwide with professional cricket. England wouldn’t hold the West Indies & India if they weren’t inclusive to other cultures.
Protests regarding the Black Lives Matters Movement have begun prevalent in nations like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It follows after an African American Civilian by the name of George Floyd had died after being suffocated by Caucasian Law Enforcement. It initiated violent protests throughout Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other metropolises throughout North America. Average civilians aren’t the exclusive party standing behind this movement, with numerous corporations and sporting organizations remarking their thoughts behind racism. This included Formula One, the Premier League, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, and National Basketball Association.
The most recent sporting association to confirm their support behind the Black Lives Matter Movement is the England & Wales Cricket Board. Instagram saw the ECB post a photograph with Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Jos Buttler from the England National Cricket Team. All three individuals stand with different skin tones & show the level of diversity displayed throughout the ECB. It should be mentioned that the United Kingdom supports multiple nationalities & are known for their variety as a collective of countries.
A Proper Reputation
Dedicated supporters behind the England National Cricket Team are surprised by the sentiments issued by the ECB. They’ve previously maintained the reputation employing Caucasian Cricketers, with their 2020 Team supporting one Middle Eastern & one player of African Decent. Under the recent sentiments issued by the ECB, it’s expected that an influx of acquisitions for players with African Decent will be managed. This will assist the ECB with their goal of standing behind the Black Lives Matter Movement.
These punters are named Adil Rashid, and Jofra Archer. Both men were seen multiple times stepping down from the “Champagne Celebration” whenever the England Cricket Team would defeat their opponents. It’s the behaviour of this nature that’s slowly being recognized as the systemic racism against civilians of African descent. Another notable fact behind the England National Cricket Team is none of their leading stars throughout history have been black. Racist behaviour won’t be tolerated any longer; rather it’s direct or secretive. Most sporting associations that enacted this behaviour themselves less than two weeks ago are changing their mindsets, including the ECB.
The test series slated for the West Indies & Pakistan with the England National Cricket Team has been postponed. Regular updates on how these test series will be approached have been issued, with the latest indicating that “Coronavirus Replacements” will be permitted. This means cricketers in England that don’t want to participate, which is valid under the new legislation, will receive temporary replacements during the Test Series. This announcement follows after large delegations with the International Cricket Council and England Wales Cricket Board. It should be noted that this legislation of “Coronavirus Replacements” won’t extend towards the Twenty20 Internationals.
Additional details regarding how these Test Series & Official Events will be approached were also issued, with it being revealed that saliva won’t be permitted to shine cricket balls temporarily. This disgusting habit has traditionally been used in cricket for more than 100+ years, spreading germs at unprecedented rates. During the novel coronavirus pandemic, this cannot be permitted under any circumstances. Those found disobeying these rules will receive an immediate one-game suspension. Breaking the rules, a 2nd time will prompt the full suspension with Test Series or the Twenty20 Internationals. It should be noted that these replacement options apply towards crickets who inquire a concussion during Mid-Series.
The Direction of England’s Cricket Board, Steve Elsworthy, provided insight into their decisions. It was noted that considerations on the replacement tactic took a prolonged period for the International Cricket Council to accept. Agreements regarding additional injuries to subject replacements are still under review. Steve mentioned that their hope is delegations will be completed by July 1st.
July 1st initiates a significant delay on the full details on their 2020 ICC Schedule. It was initially expected that their revised schedule would be announced by June 1st, prompting a one-month delay. Their delayed announcement follows in line with the United Kingdom’s confirmation that professional cricket won’t be permitted until July 1st. It’s now suspected that the West Indies Test Series will be the first event to unfold, with the Pakistan Test Series following. Multiple One-Day International Venues will then be permitted across the United Kingdom, allowing for extensive training for notable cricketers before the Twenty20 Internationals.