Published: March 30, 2020 7:15:17 pm
Former England captain Alastair Cook feels it will be higher to go with out a season of county cricket as an alternative of curbing the competitors as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-forced postponement.
The county season was to start out on April 12 however the England and Wales Cricket Board dominated that no cricket could be doable earlier than May 28 in view of the pandemic, that has thrown the world into disarray.
The postponement implies that the primary seven rounds of the competitors have already been misplaced.
“In this year, over the next six months, the bigger picture is the most important,” Cook instructed ‘BBC Radio 5 Live’.
“Whatever happens, if we do play any sort of cricket which hopefully we will, what I hope is that they don’t try and have a six-game County Championship or something like that,” he mentioned.
Cook, who was a part of the Essex crew that received the title in 2017 and 2019, mentioned he would like to have a full season subsequent 12 months as an alternative of a truncated one this 12 months.
“I would rather have one or two full tournaments because if you do then play that tournament or two tournaments, it is so much more rewarding to win it,” he reasoned.
“If there is no time for a meaningful County Championship, say (you can only play) three or four games, there is probably not much sense us having it,” he added.
Earlier, Essex’s chief government Derek Bowden had mentioned that “there is an opportunity to be creative with the schedule”.
“Let’s look at regional four-day cricket, maybe four or five regional competitions with round-robin four-day cricket,” he instructed Sky Sports.
“Essex could play Kent, Middlesex and Surrey, while Yorkshire could play Lancashire, Durham and one other team, maybe Nottinghamshire,” he added.
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