Eoin Morgan believes England playing ODI, Test matches on same day a ‘viable’ option
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Updated: April 1, 2020 6:10:00 pm

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England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has a answer to the continued disaster of the cricketing schedule that has been minimize quick as a result of world COVID-19 pandemic — play two completely different groups in two completely different codecs on the same day.

After the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced that the beginning of the home marketing campaign might be postponed till May 28, there have been issues within the cricketing circles relating to the whole schedule being finally worn out.

But in response to Morgan, there’s a manner round such a debacle. The 33-year-old batsman believes that the prospect of England fielding two completely different groups on the same day at separate venues may be a viable option in a shortened season.

“I see every option being viable during this extraordinary time. Certainly, I’ve never experienced anything like it and don’t think anyone else has. If there’s an opportunity to play as much cricket as we can, I’d like to think every player would be behind it. I certainly am,” stated Morgan.

England have Test assignments towards West Indies and Pakistan up forward, and as for white-ball cricket, England will host Pakistan and Australia in an ODI and T20I collection in the summertime.

“Obviously, times are still uncertain at the moment. People are waiting to see what sort of impact that has had on the virus and if it has slowed things down or stopped the increase in infection.”

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“Realistically we can’t think about playing, when our first game will be, or how many we will play until the situation is downgraded from a pandemic. As ridiculous as it sounds that’s how serious it is,” stated the Irishman.

During his time in lockdown, Morgan has been adjusting to life as a guardian after his spouse gave delivery to their first youngster final month.

He was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore for the IPL which was scheduled to begin on Sunday.

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