The impact of the coronavirus means there will be no sound of leather on willow and no hardy supporters wrapped up in woollies braving the bitter early-season conditions.
Babar Azam led from the front as Pakistan beat England by 31 runs in the first Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge on Friday despite a blistering hundred from Liam Livingstone.
Rohit Sharma’s dazzling century propelled India to 300 for six on day one of the second Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
His Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has attended the UAE Tour, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and featuring 140 cyclists from 20 international teams competing in the sixth edition of the event.
The rookie off-spinner rattled the Indian reply to England's first innings of 353 in a marathon spell of 31 overs unchanged spread over three sessions in Ranchi.
Iga Swiatek blamed fatigue for her semi-final defeat to Anna Kalinskaya in the Dubai semi-finals on Friday, admitting: "I didn't have power anymore" to up her level during the match.