ECB launches cricket app for children during coronavirus lockdown

The ECB have launched a cricket app for children during lockdown (Picture: Getty)

The England and Wales Cricket Board have launched a new app with games and quizzes for children during lockdown.

The government announced this week that no professional sport, even behind closed doors, would be staged in England until June 1 at the earliest due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Recreational cricket has effectively been suspended indefinitely since March and the ECB hope their new app, Dynamos Cricket, will help children learn new skills and stay active during this period of lockdown.

ECB director of participation and growth Nick Pryde said: ‘Sport is clearly providing families with some much-needed relief during lockdown.

‘As restrictions begin to ease, we hope the app will help kids to have fun whilst picking up some cricket skills.’

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Former England batsman Ian Bell, who has been using the app with his children, added: ‘We’ve tried to be as active as possible with our kids during this period.

‘It has been a challenge but spending quality time with them has been one of the real bright spots.’

The app, which is designed for children to use at home, is available on Apple and Android devices.

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