England to play their matches at The Incora County Ground in Derby

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The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday (July 21) that England will train and play all of their international matches at The Incora County Ground in Derby in 2020 with all the bio-secure measures in place. A 24-member England squad resumed their training late last month with the hope of playing in a tri-series featuring India and South Africa in September.

Clare Connor, managing director of women’s cricket of ECB, confirmed to Women’s CricZone that India will not travel to England for the proposed tri-series in light of the rising COVID-19 cases in India and the travel restrictions imposed owing to the pandemic. The ECB are now planning to host South Africa in a bilateral series – consisting of ODIs and T20Is – instead.

The schedule for the training camps and match fixtures that will be played behind closed doors in Derby will be announced later along with the details regarding the bio-secure measures and protocols. Pakistan men’s squad has been training in Derby in a bio-secure camp for their Test series against England.

“England’s international fixtures are massively important to the whole game at all levels and we are pleased to have been chosen to host these high-profile training camps and matches this summer,” said Ryan Duckett, chief executive of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

“The Incora County Ground has developed into a prominent venue for international cricket, including hosting the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 and most recently a bio-secure training camp for the touring Pakistan squad.”