England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday announced that the delayed men's county cricket season will start from August 1st. The season which was originally scheduled to begin from April 12, was postponed due to the virus scare. To ensure the safety of all the players and staff, ECB also assured that they will follow all the government guidelines. While all the 18 first-class counties will decide the fixtures and format of the season in a meeting in July itself, ECB said that the plans will include both red-ball and white-ball cricket. With more than 43.000 deaths, the UK has now registered over 311,965 Covid-19 cases.