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Playing matches in empty stadiums also required players to bring the ball from outside the boundary themselves.

Manchester: (Online) Cricket matches in empty stadiums due to the corona virus, which has doubled the hard work of players who have to bring the ball crossing the boundary themselves, but now, they have the responsibility to bring the ball back to the parking lot as well.

According to the details, in the first ODI match of the series between Australia and England, English player Sam Billings hit a six on the ball of Australian bowler Patt Commons and the ball went into the parking lot which Mitchell Marsh had to go to the parking lot outside the stadium. This is because under Corona SOPs, only the fielder can bring the ball out of the stands and off the ground.

It is to be noted that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has formulated SOPs for cricket activities to be resumed after the global outbreak of coronavirus, under which the fielder has to be brought in when the ball goes out of bounds in an empty stadium. They do not have the help of ground staff or boys.