tv The Papers BBC News July 2, 2020 10:30pm-10:45pm BST
last summer, chester boughton hall were the cheshire league champions. those celebrations though seem a distant memory. coronavirus has put amateur cricket on hold. they can practice, and this weekend they can even reopen the bar, but what they can't do is actually play, and it's hurting. it's tough because we still have bills to pay. there's a groundsman to look after the ground here, who we have to pay. there are bar staff, there are bills, maintenance of machinery, all that kind of stuff, and no income. and no cricket. no cricket, absolutely. on the face of it, cricket seems a good sport for these socially distanced times. with these wide—open spaces, players are naturally spread out. it's what they're playing with though that's the issue. the ball could spread covid—19, according to the government. the problem with cricket, as everybody understands, is the ball is a natural vector of disease —
potentially, at any rate. but could the sport and its players reduce that risk? you could say, ok, every two hours, we'll wash our hands properly with soap and water and dry them. and in between we'll carry in our pockets some alcohol gel. but, with the likes of tennis, basketball and golf back since may, some fear cricket has lost many young players. i've watched around these areas for the last few weeks, and a lot of kids, a lot of recreational players have turned their hand to golf. good luck trying to get them back. what would be your message to the government? stop being muppets. i mean, it's cricket, it's outdoors! i keep seeing all these other sports... beaches are jam—packed but we can't play a game of cricket! geta grip! so, as the game resumes at elite level, with england and the west indies both playing warm—up matches, at the grass roots it's a different story. for amateur cricket, it's still a waiting game. andy swiss, bbc news.
will welcome to bbc news. oui’ our first chance to take a look at the national and international front pages in hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the author and broadcaster, john kampfner and the deputy political editor of the uk paper the daily express, sam lister. great to see you both, we will crack on with some of the front pages we have got and if you would like to get involved in a conversation, the hashtag is bbc papers.
the front page of france's le figaro has a picture of hong kong protestors holding british flags, following the uk government's announcement that it would offer the right to live and work in the uk to up to three million people from the territory. the i leads on the so—called ‘super saturday‘ as lockdown eases in england. the paper says that pubs and restaurants may not be as busy as expected, with only a small percentage of people surveyed by the papers saying they will enjoy the new freedoms. the international edition of the new york times looks at how different parts of the world will fare after lockdown, as experts suggest the eu may bounce back more quickly than the united states. the japan times says that the country is on alert again after new cases of coronavirus exceed 100 people. meanwhile the ft focuses on the uk chancellor's economic statement next week, in which he is expected to avoid offering big tax cuts in order to safeguard the economy after coronavirus.
the telegraph looks at the charging ofjeffrey epstein‘s ex—girlfriend ghislane maxwell — and a new york prosecutor's appeal to prince andrew to help with their investigation. the mirror reports on that story as well, adding that the prosecutor said they "would welcome" any help from the prince and that their doors "remain open." and the guardian has that story on its front page too... so let's begin. starting with the telegraph and ghislaine maxwell, this story that has been breaking within the past few hours, prosecutors in the united states charging the line so is grooming young girls for her former boyfriend, the elite convicted paedophilejeffrey epstein. boyfriend, the elite convicted paedophile jeffrey epstein. she boyfriend, the elite convicted paedophilejeffrey epstein. she is accused of setting traps of the victims that's right for the victims. the story is dominating the front page, as we have seen. absolutely and so it should. it's a
really important story, the whole jeffrey epstein affair, huge and ongoing. the prison death ofjeffrey epstein has deprived the victims of their moment to find out what has actually happened but as is often the case in these situations, it is not just the the case in these situations, it is notjust the perpetrator. it's also the people who are alleged to be around that person and so everybody has been waiting to see what happens. if it is true, it's quite a relief the fbi have been tracking for many months. and there's a prize in terms of british people or people around the world as well as attention now focuses on prince andrew. the photo we see on the front page of the telegraph is a
photo with prince andrew from 2001 but it is importantjust to at the indictment charge... four of them in fa ct indictment charge... four of them in fact are cupboard in 1994. prince andrew suggesting he would help with the investigation. also denying any knowledge or involvement, the investigation. also denying any knowledge or involvement! distressing tale. in terms of how the royal family will handle distressing tale. in terms of how the royalfamily will handle it, it is really quite a mess. the us prosecutors today issuing the statement to say they would welcome the duke of edinburgh's corporation in this and of course sources close to the duke saying he is bewildered
by the suggestion that he has not been cooperating but it will not go away and until proper action is taken, this is a massive cloud that will dominate the front pages of the papers every day. indeed, we will move from the telegraph to the new york times because this... europe may bounce back faster than the united states and this is after the pandemic which the figures are now within the united states absolutely devastating. and two viewers from the capital bouncing back —— off bounce back land, otherwise known as germany, has been ultra—competent and dealing with it. a huge and embarrassing juxtaposition with the uk and us, and other countries as well. just to give people a flavour,
restau ra nts well. just to give people a flavour, restaurants are open, everything is regulated. public transport people using face protection and all other kinds of measures as well. but to an art gallery, museum reopening pretty soon, everything feels as if it's under control in a very sort of still, not quite tense but tentative way, there was an outbreak of the meat—packing factory. people in the north—west of the country. the central system is doing its thing but the localities and regions are on top of things, in the uk which i left only yesterday, palpably not being the case. as for the us, i was watching john chauvel‘s very strong
and convincing report. just the extent of which covid—19 has been so politicised by donald trump and the refusal to wear masks, and this idea that america could somehow blast its way out of it, what is the result? another massive upsurge in cases. before we continue with the story, i wa nt to before we continue with the story, i want to go back to the ghislaine maxwell charges. we need to stress we are talking about the duke of york, not the duke of edinburgh. my apologies. we are of course talking about prince andrew. let's go back to this new york times front—page. jack thank you, john. sam, if i could get your input. given that those figures were so devastating for europe at the beginning of all this, it is encouraging to hear that there will be some kind of... . in
terms of devastation and economic figures, not least health figures, it has been a very difficult time for everyone involved. absolutely. the point this article is making us when we have the financial crash in 2008, america bounced back quite quickly because it was very responsive. sacking a lot of workers and rehiring them, employment law over there being much left but make less stringent than it is in europe. it says that his wife was able to respond so quickly. obviously we had donald trump out today boasting about how 4.8 million jobs are being created in america, saying the economy is roaring back and you would only get this with a president who has done this, no one else. we are very early on this path. i think