The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is mulling coronavirus substitutes for its county season, Telegraph Sport has reported.
The county season may commence behind closed doors on August 1 and the cricket board is considering the allowance of substitutions to ensure the well-being of players.
The substitute players would need to have the same skills as that of their replacement, meaning that a recognised batsman cannot take the place of a tail-ender.
The ECB had also approached the International Cricket Council (ICC) to allow coronavirus substitutions in their side’s upcoming Tests against West Indies and Pakistan.
According to the rules set by the sport’s governing body, a player can only be substituted if they are suffering from a concussion. In case of a player suffering from an illness or a disease, they cannot bat or bowl for their side.