Industry Shorts: Premier League, Warwickshire, CSM Live

20 May 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

The Premier League has confirmed six positive tests for coronavirus from the 748 it carried out prior to teams beginning individual training.

Three of those positive tests related to staff at Watford, where one player and two members of staff are now in isolation, while Burnley confirmed that coach Ian Woan is also in quarantine after returning a positive sample. The further positive tests relate to one more unnamed club.

The news comes as the league began ‘Step One’ of its ‘Return to Training Protocol’. It also comes on the back of comments from Watford captain Troy Deeney, who said he will not take part in training as yet due to fears for the safety of his family.

Both Burnley and Watford have confirmed that those who have tested positive will remain in isolation for seven days with a view to being tested again before returning to the squad.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has appointed Stuart Cain as its new CEO.

Cain, who is currently CEO, Wasps Holdings, is expected to leave his current role in August to take up his new position. 

Cain will replace Neil Snowball, who is serving his notice period as Warwickshire CEO before moving to a new role on the ECB Board.

Environmental branding, signage and event company CSM Live has announced a move towards making UK workplaces safe, hygienic and sustainable places to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The company says that, due to unprecedented demand, it will now also focus on working with its clients to transform workplaces in line with government advice, health and safety guidelines, and local considerations.

Having previously rebranded office spaces as well as larger venues such as shopping malls and stadia, CSM Live says it will work closely with businesses to provide full consultation services which will include scoping employee journeys and understanding the needs, brand and culture of the business, before creating the artwork and installations required to implement the ideas.

The ECB has made a host of approved online workout content available to coaches across the country.

Created by strength and conditioning tutors on the ECB’s Coach Development programme, the videos aim to help recreational cricketers stay fit during the lockdown.

The move is part of a link-up with newly launched online portal Amplify Pro, which gives coaches, personal trainers, physios and educators a way of delivering fitness and recovery programmes remotely.