LONDON, April 3: The Warwickshire County Cricket Club on Friday announced that it is handing over the Edgbaston stadium to the government to create a drive-through COVID-19 testing station for the National Health Services (NHS) staff battling the pandemic.
The stadium�s main on-site car park will be used to regularly test the medical staff who are working in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region, the club�s website said.
The NHS staff will drive in through the Edgbaston road entrance, be tested while remaining in their vehicle and exit the grounds onto Pershore Road, it added.
�With our county cricket programme and conference & events business closed until May 29, our staff have been exploring various options which enable the club to keep supporting our local community during these difficult times,� WCCC Chief Executive, Neil Snowball said.
�Whether that be through making calls to our elderly members and ex players, volunteering and by offering Edgbaston stadium for use in the wider civil contingency effort,� he added. The coronavirus outbreak has infected over a million people and caused more that 53,000 deaths worldwide. � PTI