Anderson Says Safety Is Important Before Cricket Resumes

Anderson Says Safety Is Important Before Cricket Resumes

Anderson Says Safety Is Important Before Cricket Resumes

English player James Anderson opened up on his thoughts about what may happen to cricket after COVID-19. 

England’s lead pacer James Anderson went on an interview on Instagram Live where he freely opened up about his thoughts about cricket’s current and upcoming situation. There, he talked about his worries about how the game may restart after the declaration of a pandemic had led cricket and other sports to a complete halt. 

Recently, different governing bodies across the world have given their go signal for some sports events to take place inside closed stadiums.  This includes the ECB’s decision about the resumption of domestic cricket and the return of 18 bowlers to their respective training. This is in preparation for their upcoming match against West Indies and Pakistan which will take place in July to August behind closed doors. 

Anderson believes that it is normal for the players to be nervous about the situation as some players have pregnant wives at the moment. Still, the 37-year-old player said that the ECB should ensure all safety conditions before asking them to go back and play. 

He says, ‘So I think what the ECB is doing is trying to make sure we really, really tick every box that we can to make sure the safety of the players and staff is paramount and make sure everything is in the right place so if and when we do join back up as a team before we start playing, we are as safe as we can be… and I think as long as all the safety measures are in place, then I'll be happy to go back and play’. 

Anderson is expected to be fit at the start of the season even if he had been rested for the Test matches against Sri Lanka which had been postponed. To learn more about Test matches, check out Betwala. 

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