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"From a planning point of view, we have got everything in place. We're ready for it, but clearly we don't want to stray outside of government guidelines and government decision-making," said Elworthy. England on Friday (May 29) released names of 55 players, who have been asked to return to training. … [Read more...] about After concussion substitute, will see Covid 19 substitute in England Test series?
Although the ECB have been at pains to say this return to training group is not an official England party, there is little doubt that the squads for the summer's international assignments will come from this 55. As a result, it is quite a statement that Hales has not been selected in such a large squad of players and almost certainly means he will not play for England this summer. … [Read more...] about Hales, Plunkett left out as ECB names 55-man training group
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"It's really pleasing to be in a position to have players returning to training and a huge amount of work has been done by many to get us this far," said Mo Bobat, the ECB's performance director. "The pool of players will give selectors strong options when it comes to selecting squads across formats further down the line, as we move closer to our aim of playing international cricket this summer." … [Read more...] about Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett left out as England name 55-man training group