International cricket is set to resume after a break of nearly four months due to the global pandemic, and the first test put England vs West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, UK. The match between the two teams is a special occasion because it marks the resumption of international.
The last challenge of international cricket was an ODI between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground, before the pandemic. That match was played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of the virus.
here the words of Ben Stokes, England stand-in captain: "Everybody is ready and raring to go. You've got to look at it as we're walking out on the field to represent the country. When you've got the three lions on your chest, nothing makes you more proud.
I know there's not going to be anybody in the crowd to hear or get that energy from, but we know we've got hundreds of thousands of people watching us from around England who want us to do well." Jason Holder, West Indies captain, sais: "We did well in the last series against Afghanistan.
We've won against England and we've done well on the back of top-order really. You go back to the series against England, Shane (Dowrich) got a century, Roston Chase, I got runs probably in the lower half, there were still very significant contributions from the top order."
The resumpion of other sports
The come back to normality of international competitive sailing passes through Melges. From the last weekend the first two events of the Melges World League will take place until the next weekend, without any delay compared to the times dictated by the Italian Sailing Federation for the resumption of competitions.
The first two events of the Melges World League which, in Malcesine, will see the first Melges 20 (3-5 July), then Melges 32 (9-11 July). Melges 20 fleet gathered at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine where the 2020 regatta series began last weekend.
Valtteri Bottas on Mercedes won the Austrian Grand Prix, the first race of the 2020 Formula 1 season. Race with a thrilling final thanks to Ferrari, second with Charles Leclerc, who took seventh and made the most of the 5 'penalty inflicted on Hamilton.
Same goes for Lando Norris on McLaren, third. Then the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton before for a collision with Alexander Albon's Red Bull. Even if there is still some time before the teams arrive, Covid-19 is a problem that NBA has to deal with immediately.
After the week of swabs carried out on all the players and staff members who will have to go to the Disney World bubble in Orlando, teams must manage the positive cases found within them, such as L.A. Clippers with Landry Shamet or the Brooklyn Nets with Spencer Dinwiddie.