Hampshire set to play red-ball cricket at away grounds this season
By James Cole, Sky Sports News reporter
Last Updated: 15/07/20 8:31am
Hampshire are facing the possibility of playing all red-ball cricket at away grounds this season.
The 18 first-class counties will compete in a shortened tournament, named in honour of Bob Willis, from August 1.
But Hampshire will not be able to play at The Ageas Bowl until September because England are using the venue as a bio-secure bubble.
They will play three one-day internationals agaainst Ireland (July 30 - Aug 4) and two Tests against Pakistan (Aug 13-25) in Southampton.
Hampshire's out-grounds - Basingstoke and Isle of Wight - are unlikely to be suitable to host county cricket due to the required COVID-19 safety measures.