Hope springs eternal that the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will be curbed and normalcy will prevail for human nature.
For the sportsmen, live off the pitches, turfs, ovals and away from packed-to-the-rafters stadiums with fans singing their names hoarse has proved to be a bitter pill to take.
But with the rate of infection continuing to steadily fall, the end of Covid-19 could be a snap of a finger away and many international associations have come out of their shells to voice new provisional schedules for the events that have already been affected.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) seem to be taking the lead in following the virus’ timeline and are offering quick reactions.
“After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events that were due to take place before June 30 were postponed subject to further review. The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice,” said ICC’s Head of Events Chris Tetley, in a statement.
ICC decisions directly affected the Cricket Cranes – Uganda’s senior national men’s cricket team – that was scheduled to wrestle for honors with several other Associate ad Affiliate members.