Australian quick bowler Pat Cummins feels “lucky” that cricket is not an out-an-out contact sport at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar, not even sparing his personal recreation. Australia and New Zealand performed the primary ODI of the three-match collection in an empty stadium on Friday amid the outbreak which has up to now claimed over 5000 lives.
“We’re lucky in cricket that it’s not a contact sport, you can try and avoid getting too close to each other so no one really changed too much,” Cummins was quoted as saying in cricket.au.com.
“We were pretty clear on making sure nothing really affected the integrity of how we actually played and not changing anything about how we normally go about the game.”
Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs within the opening ODI on Friday earlier than the second and third matches had been postponed owing to the affliction that has claimed over 5000 deaths up to now whereas infecting greater than 1,30,000 individuals the world over.
The three T20 Internationals between the 2 groups in New Zealand had been additionally postponed because the Black Caps returned house.