Like the concession soon in Test cricket, the rule of Corona Substitute is likely to apply. The proposal of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in this subject may soon be approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
According to the proposal, if the player is found to be Corona positive during the Test match, then his place Substitute can be fielded.
ECB Director of Special Projects Steve Elworthy told Sky Sports, “Yes, we sent a proposal to the ICC regarding the Kovid-19 Substitute, which is being discussed.” I hope it gets ICC approval soon. However, this will be implemented only in Test cricket. At present, it will not be implemented in ODIs and T20s.
The basis of the player’s replacement will be the same. If a batsman is found to be corona infected, then only batsman will come in his team. The same will happen in the bowler issue.
The player will isolate when the corona is infected
He further informed that in the event of the player’s corona being infected, firstly the Kovid doctor and England’s Public Health Department present in the stadium will be informed about it and then the concerned player will be sent to isolation.
3-match Test series between England and West Indies in July
The rule of Corona Substitute is likely to apply in the Test series between England and West Indies starting from 8 July. Three Tests are to be played between the two nations. For this, the Windies team will reach England a month ago.
In addition to the 14-member team, there will also be 11 reserve players. They will be kept at Old Trafford for three weeks. Along with training here, players will have to live in self quarantine.
When was the concession institute implemented?
The rule of concession institution came into effect from the England-Australia Ashes series in August last year. According to this, if a player is injured during the match, then another player will be able to take his place.
If this happens to the batsman and the bowler when the batsman is injured, the bowler can be included in the playing-11 only. The match referee will decide to field the concussion substrate. Prior to this, only the fielding player was allowed to field.
It was first discussed after the death of Philip Hughes
Discussions about this rule began after the death of former Australian opener Philip Hughes. Hughes suffered a bouncer to the head in a 2014 Sheffield Shield tournament match. After this Hugh was taken to the hospital, but he could not be saved. Now this rule has been implemented for 2 years only. It will be carried forward after review
First used in Australia’s domestic cricket
Cricket Australia first used the CONCESSION SUBSTITUTE rule in the domestic ODI (both male and female), Big Bash and Women’s Big Bash series in the 2016-17 season. He could not use it in Sheffield Shield and other first-class tournaments due to non-approval of this rule from ICC. The England Cricket Board implemented it in the county in 2018.