England and spectators experience the warmth at sweltering Durham ODI - Cricket news



England seamer Matthew Potts left the sector after bowling 4 overs because of sapping conditions, even as ice packs and moist towels deployed at some stage in sweltering Durham ODI; workforce dispatched with water canisters to hold lovers hydrated at Chester-le-Street


Fans, gamers and workforce have been feeling the results of sweltering 37-diploma temperatures at some stage in England's series-beginning one-day worldwide in opposition to South Africa at a sun-baked Durham.


The warmth took its toll on England 50-over debutant Matthew Potts, who become confined to simply 4 overs on his domestic floor earlier than leaving the sector as he struggled to address the sapping conditions.

More liquids breaks have been held than regular with ice packs, moist towels and parasols used to protect the gamers as South Africa piled on 333-five after electing to bat withinside the first sport of a three-in shape series.


The Sky Sports Cricket cameras often panned to spectators at Seat Unique Riverside topping up their water bottles, with individuals of workforce additionally dotted across the floor with packing containers of water to assist out.


The in shape - Ben Stokes' very last ODI for England earlier than he retires from the format - become a 16,000 promote out however seats have been left empty as a few lovers left the venue and others took sanctuary in gaps among the stands.


Durham reacting via way of means of putting in extra 'cool rooms' interior, even as employees have been additionally monitored to test that breaks have been being scheduled and that the ones interior had enough ventilation.


A spokesperson for the England and Wales Cricket Board stated on the innings ruin at Chester-le-Street: "Given modern day excessive warmth, we're maintaining the welfare of spectators and gamers beneathneath steady review.


Fans did all they may to live cool at Chester-le-Street at some stage in the series-beginning one-day worldwide

Fans did all they may to live cool at Chester-le-Street at some stage in the series-beginning one-day worldwide

"We are presenting normal data to the group approximately maintaining hydrated and locating shade, and feature added in extra guide to assist anybody who's unwell.



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"Extra liquids breaks had been delivered for the gamers. We hold to display the state of affairs closely."


The International Cricket Council is accountable for participant safety, beginning with the on-area umpires and their ongoing conversations with the groups and the in shape referee.