Cricket has been played since the 18th century in England and thus news about this sport is important and we want you to know about it. Recreational cricket in England has been badly hit with due to Covid-19 pandemic
The world cup winning team England’s fast bowler Mark Wood said that there is a possibility that England could lose the opportunity of finding “the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root”.
Like most parts of the world England too is going through the Corona Virus pandemic. As a preventive measure, the lockdown has been imposed in the country shutting down most of the places, work, and cricket. Since March 2020 there is no recreational or leisure cricket being played in England.
Now there are talks about the lockdown getting eased from July 4rth 2020 onwards with restaurants and pubs being opened too but there is no respite to recreational cricket as of now.
ECB or England and Wales Cricket Board want to play leisure cricket so that players get back into rhythm and the board gets an opportunity to find new talent.
ECB is in discussion with the UK government about recreational cricket to be allowed in England. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on 23rd June 2020 that as the sport requires one single ball to be used by eleven players it will act as a carrier of the disease increasing chance of infection, thus ruling out any such possibility of allowing the sport to commence.
Mark Wood, the fast bowler however has a point. As per him, the people are allowed to go to restaurants and pubs why not allow recreational cricket too. He added “I’m sure a lot of people in this country would love grassroots cricket to be back up and running. We don’t want to lose the next Ben Stokes, the next Joe Root, the next superstar that might be coming through for the game,” quoting Stokes in a statement to BBC Sport.
Looking at the current dynamics recreational cricket being played in England looks a meek possibility in near times. All cricket fans would want to see the hustling bustling cricket grounds and the sport being played.
We will keep you posted as and when we get any new updates regarding the same. Till then stay within the safety of homes and take care.!