In a bid to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, cricketer are doing their bit. England women’s team captain Heather Knight joined the National Health Service (NHS) as a volunteer to fight against the deadly virus in the United Kingdom.
In the UK, at least 17000 positive cases have been reported by Sunday afternoon, with at least 1000 people losing their lives. British prime minister Boris Johnson has also been tested positive after showing mild symptoms.
Heather Knight to help in transporting medicines
Knight, 29, will help in help in transporting medicines and spreading awareness about the pandemic. She said that her brother and his partner are doctors, and she has a few friends working at NHS.
“I signed up to the NHS’ volunteer scheme as I have a lot of free time on my hands and I want to help as much as I can,” Knight wrote in her column for BBC.
“My brother and his partner are doctors, and I have a few friends who work in the NHS, so I know how hard they are working and how difficult it is for everyone,” she said.
“She is having to make tough decisions, so we are trying to keep her positive. Our university friendship group have been sending her throwback songs of the day to try and give her a moment to be happy and relax.”
Knight has played 7 Tests, 101 ODIs and 74 T20Is for England. She recently led England to the T20 World Cup semi-final where they lost against hosts Australia.