"Harrison, who previously warned a season without any fixtures at all could cost the European Central Bank 252 million pounds ($309 million)", also welcomed the input of the counties and the Professional Cricketers' Association in preparing for a "domestic season unlike any the game has faced before".
"It must be stressed that the safety of our players, staff and officials has been the first priority through all discussions, and government guidance will continue to shape our planning and preparation", Harrison added. Global cricket is set to begin in England with the hosts taking on West Indies in a three-match Test series beginning July 8.
The ECB's clear-cut intention to stage some form of domestic women's cricket will offer renewed hope for female domestic cricketers in England, many of whom have been hit hard by the pandemic.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday that the postponed county cricket season 2020 will finally begin from August 1. Professional players can resume training on or before July 1.
Before this thirty day period, Sussex chief govt Rob Andrew instructed the BBC that selections now being mentioned included a "significant crimson-ball cricket" competitors and a T20 Blast, based on three regionalised teams of 6 groups and each individual culminating in a remaining.
The opening spherical of the first-class County Championship was initially scheduled to get started on April 12. Amidst the preparation and planning for the restart, it goes without saying that the Government and the medical professionals will have the final word over proceedings, with the health and safety of the players, staff and officials being the primary priority. However, the version that'll be on display could be different to the "new elite women's domestic structure" that had been envisioned before the pandemic struck.
A group of 24 England players are in training ahead of a possible tri-series against India and South Africa in September, while others have been given regional retainers as part of a move towards greater professionalism.
"Planning for the return of the women's domestic game remains ongoing", said European Central Bank chief executive Tom Harrison.
"The women's elite domestic structure is the equivalent of the men's county set-up and is formed of eight regions". Given the extended break, the players need to be given at least a month before they play a competitive match especially first-class cricket.
"Our first choice remains to do everything we can to start this year and build on the fantastic momentum in the women's game".
"In the celebration that proves extremely hard, we will take a look at other options for perform to help our women's gamers to take pleasure in aggressive domestic cricket in 2020".