February 28, 2021

‘Utter nonsense’: Michael Vaughan hits again at UK PM’s resolution to uphold ban on leisure cricket – cricket

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has slammed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resolution to uphold the ban on leisure cricket. Johnson had on Tuesday referred to as the cricket ball ‘a pure vector of illness’. Responding to Conservative MP Greg Clark, who mentioned half of summer season cricket has been misplaced and requested if the sport might be resumed now, Johnson mentioned: “The issue with cricket, as everybody understands, is that the ball is a pure vector of illness – probably, at any fee”.

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Responding to this assertion, Vaughan tweeted, “Hand sanitiser in each gamers pocket … Use each time you contact the ball … SIMPLE … Leisure Cricket ought to simply play from July 4th … utter nonsense it’s not being allowed again.” 

This resolution although is not going to have any impact on the three-match Take a look at sequence between England and West Indies, which is able to start from July eighth and also will mark the return of worldwide cricket.

The England and Wales Cricket Board additionally issued a press release to allay the fears surrounding the cricket ball.

“The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) together with the nation’s cricket gamers are eager to see the approaching and protected return of our sport at leisure degree and have been working arduous with Authorities to realize this.

“We imagine that cricket is a non-contact sport, with very low dangers of publicity, and that it may be performed as safely as many different actions being presently permitted. It’s our robust need to work with Authorities to see the return of leisure cricket on or round 4th July, as they proceed to carry different restrictions extra broadly throughout society.

“We’re heartened that the Authorities has already permitted the return of different ball sports activities, together with tennis and basketball, and we’re certain that our interpretation of the dangers round ball transmission is according to these different video games,” the board mentioned within the assertion.

(With Company inputs)