There is a purpose why former England captain Nasser Hussain is held in such excessive esteem when it comes to views about the recreation. Hussain, who represented England in 96 Tests and 88 ODIs, has had a profitable stint as a cricket pundit put up retirement from the recreation. With cricket going through a lockdown, identical to every different sport, in these instances of the coronavirus pandemic, the focus for the directors of the recreation will now be on charting a roadmap for the future.
Sports in fashionable instances is a big cash spinner and the absence of it’s going to harm financially. It will harm the boards, the broadcasters, the gamers, the workers and finally the viewers. Answering questions on the future course that the England and Wales Cricket Board may need to take to minimise damages, Hussain advised Daily Mail that the board needs to give attention to extra lucrative forms of the recreation so as to make up for this era.
“If and when cricket does come again this yr, it has to prioritise the most popular and lucrative forms of the recreation, whether or not that’s internationals, Twenty20 Blast or the Hundred, as a result of the recreation is just not nicely sufficient off to do anything.
“If which means the County Championship is placed on the again burner, so be it. There will simply want to be frequent sense selections made to get as a lot cricket in as attainable and to play as late as attainable in the summer season and even early autumn,” Hussain mentioned.
Talking about the anxieties confronted by skilled cricketers, Hussain mentioned it’s pure to be scared however skilled gamers are mature sufficient to take care of the scenario.
“This is going to hurt the coffers hugely — but hopefully we can all get through it and come out the other side without losing any counties. Cricketers will of course be worried about their salaries and whether they are included in the Government’s bail-out scheme but they are a pretty mature bunch.”
Asked if enjoying behind closed doorways could possibly be an possibility for future, Hussain steered that followers can be more than pleased to watch matches on TV and if and when the possibility is accessible, matches needs to be performed. But high precedence needs to be security.
“In the wider scheme of issues sport is of course irrelevant and there are much more necessary issues to fear about at the moment, however it’s superb how huge a task sport performs in so many lives and we would like sport again as quickly as attainable.
“So, if we might give followers one thing to watch then effective however it will have to be when it’s completely protected to accomplish that as a result of it will solely take one participant to contract the virus and it will all be shut down once more shortly,” Hussain added.