ICC chairman Anil Kumble believes that players would have to start slowly before they push through with their matches.
Former Indian player and current ICC Cricketing Committee chairman Anil Kumble emphasized the need to manage the workload of cricketers, especially bowlers. He warned against rushing the bowlers back into action and suggested that it would be best if a balance between the bat and the ball is to be observed once the action sets in.
Further explaining what he had meant, Kumble says, ‘It's not just about coming back and playing in a match. It's also about coming back from two-and-a-half months of lockdown. Especially if you are a bowler, you need to have those bowling overs under your belt before you start competing. So it's important that you slowly and gradually come back into the sort of normalcy that you can’.
Kumble also suggested that players need to be smart enough to maintain their bodies to stay conditioned even after lockdown. Commenting about the upcoming West Indies tour of England, he also said that it would not be easy to sustain a Test match with unconditioned players. With that, he suggested that the two teams need to build it up by playing a few friendly games before starting their matches.
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