England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan had said that his cricket board were considering to field two teams in a day to cope-up with the crisis situation due to coronavirus pandemic. Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler echoed the sentiments, and said, he is ready to play his part if the board goes ahead with the plan for a compressed season.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has already clarified there will be no matches across levels till May 28. The board is working on scenario keeping in mind that the season resume from June.
Jos Buttler looking at it as a ‘potential move’
Jos Buttler is looking at it as a potential move. He is ready to play for whichever team he has been included in. Moreover, he also thinks, it would be logistically possible to play both the matches.
“I think I saw (limited-overs captain) Eoin Morgan say everything has to be looked at as a possibility,” Buttler, 29, told British media.
“If it was logistically possible, I think you would get people wanting to watch.
“Is it an option? Could you put two games on the same day? Potentially you could, in different areas,” said Buttler.
“It’s right that it is being considered.”
“I don’t know, whichever one I got selected to play in,” Jos Buttler said when asked about which format he would pick.
ECB announced plan to withstand effect of coronavirus
In a bid to withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on cricket in the country, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a financial aid package worth 61 million pounds. The move might inspire other boards to take similar decisions.
The financial aid was announced to help all levels of cricket in the country after the ECB chief executive Tom Harrison labelled the coronavirus pandemic as “the biggest challenge the ECB have faced in the history of the game in the modern era”.