Cricket England’s Zak Crawley says club cricket should return – BBC Sport

England’s Zak Crawley says club cricket should return – BBC Sport




Zak Crawley

The government should lift the restrictions that are preventing recreational cricket from being played, says England batsman Zak Crawley.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that cricket balls are a “natural vector” of coronavirus.

There has been no club cricket this summer, but England begin their Test series against West Indies on 8 July.

“I’d like to see that decision reserved to get community cricket back on,” said 22-year-old Crawley.

“The England players are well aware of it – we have friends who want to play. I feel like it’s time to bring it back.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday it was hopeful club cricket could return on or around 4 July, and some leagues have begun planning competitions for the second half of
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