From saying no to handshakes, to playing matches in empty stadiums, and eventually calling off almost every tour | ESPNcricinfo.com

From saying no to handshakes, to playing matches in empty stadiums, and eventually calling off almost every tour | ESPNcricinfo.com

From saying no to handshakes to playing matches in empty stadiums and eventually calling off almost every series or tour, here’s how the cricketing world was impacted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.
March 23PCB turns training facility into lodging for paramedics’No discussion about moving CPL 2020’ICC shuts headquarters, to ‘convene remotely’ to discuss urgent mattersWe need to think about others, not just ourselves – Usman KhawajaSLC to grant LKR 25 million to governmentCricket Association of Bengal insures players, officials against COVID-19
March 22Sangakkara in self-quarantine after Colombo returnJason Gillespie goes into two-week isolation
March 21Ireland v Bangladesh series in England in May postponedNews – All domestic cricket in Sri Lanka postponed
March 20News – Former Scotland bowler Majid Haq being treated for Coronavirus.News – What’s at stake for cricket in 2020?
March 19
PCB confirms all 128 COVID-19 tests are negativeDhaka Premier League postponed until April 15Namibia’s Richelieu Franchise T20 postponedHong Kong’s Premier League fixtures postponed
March 18
News – South Africa cricketers asked to self-isolate, social distance themselves upon return from IndiaNews – Crunch time for English cricket as domestic game feels the COVID-19 squeezeEuropean Cricket League postponed
March 17
News – New South Wales named Sheffield Shield champions as final cancelled.BCCI shuts its offices and asks all staff to work from home.News – PSL suspended as player develops COVID-19 symptoms
March 16News – Plunket Shield cancelled due to coronavirus measures, Wellington named championsNews – Final leg of Bangladesh’s tour of Pakistan postponedCricket South Africa suspends all cricketChris Lynn leaves PSLDhaka Premier League haltedSussex return early from Cape Town
March 15News – ‘I just had very very mild cold,’ says Lockie Ferguson after coronavirus concernsNews – Broad backs ‘tough but necessary’ decision to return home from Sri LankaOver-50s World Cup cancelled over demographics concerns
March 14Video: BCCI will assess IPL situation every week, says president GangulyVideo: Heath and safety is of ‘paramount importance’ – Delhi Capitals co-ownerNews – Cancellation looms for Sheffield Shield as Australia combat coronavirusNews – BCCI to wait and watch before fixing IPL scheduleNews – Root admits England’s ‘relief’ after postponement of Sri Lanka tourNews – Australia v New Zealand cancelled with travel restrictions in placeCSK suspend training camp early and send players homeBCCI puts Irani Cup and other domestic tournaments on holdWest Indies says all cricket in the region will be suspended from March 16 for a minimum of 30 days.
March 13
Lockie Ferguson undergoes coronavirus test after reporting sore throatMCC v Essex game in Galle and World Cricket Committee meeting in Colombo cancelledNews – India v South Africa ODI series postponedNews – IPL 2020 deferred until April 15News – Four days shaved off PSL schedule following rejig; 10 overseas players departNews – Finch, Sodhi reflect on “unique” experience of ODI in an empty stadiumNews – Overseas players’ visas and double-headers: things IPL franchises would want clarity onNews – England tour of Sri Lanka postponedNetherlands tour of Namibia cancelledDelhi bars all sports activities in the cityWorld Cup League 2 series in Florida postponedNews – Kane Richardson tests negative for COVID-19News – Australia-New Zealand ODIs to be played behind closed doorsNews – MCG World Cup crowd ‘right thing to do’ – Cricket Australia chief executiveNews – England Test schedule in doubt as UK moves to COVID-19 ‘delay’ phase
March 12ICC Board to hold March meeting via conference call onlyNews – Australia Women’s tour of South Africa postponedVideo – Would feel weird to play in empty stadiums – Aaron FinchKarachi PSL games to be played behind closed doorsLast day of Ranji Trophy final to be played in empty stadiumRoad Safety World Series postponedNews – IPL 2020 likely to take place behind closed doorsFan who attended Women’s T20 World Cup final at MCG tests positiveNotts cancel friendly due to Northants’ Singapore tour
March 11ICC board meeting in March under coronavirus cloudBCCI releases list of precautions for Indian teamVideo – We have some dos and don’ts regarding Covid-19 – Bhuvneshwar KumarNews – World XI v Asia XI matches postponed amid coronavirus fearsNews – England ban selfies with fans amid coronavirus fearsNews – PSL games to go ahead in Karachi as scheduledAsia XI v World XI: BCCI to review situation in DhakaSurrey and Worcestershire cancel pre-season tours
March 10No handshakes for South Africa while on tour in India
March 9News – One ticket per person for first T20I: BCB reacts to coronavirus concerns
March 6News – CSA going forward with India tour after medical advice
March 5News – Everest Premier League in Nepal postponed
March 3News – No handshakes for England in Sri Lanka

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