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