Eoin Morgan Ready To Play A Lot Of Cricket If Things Ease Out
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Eoin Morgan Ready To Play A Lot Of Cricket If Things Ease Out

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan has said that he is open to the idea of two different sides representing England in two different formats on the same day. He feels it could be a viable option in the event of the season being shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outbreak of the coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill. The sports vector has also been affected by it and all the major sporting events and tournaments have either been postponed or been suspended in the wake of the pandemic.

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The coronavirus crisis has led to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) postponing the start of the domestic campaign until at least May 28 while the uncertainty has raised fears of the entire summer schedule being wiped out.

However, if the pandemic eases sufficiently to allow some cricket to take place in the next few months, one possibility could be to have Test and limited-overs internationals on the same day with separate England teams.

Eoin Morgan Ready To Play A Lot Of Cricket If Things Ease Out

Morgan said, “I see every option being viable during this extraordinary time. Certainly I’ve never experienced anything like it and don’t think anyone else has. If there’s an opportunity to play as much cricket as we can, I’d like to think every player would be behind it. I certainly am.”

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Credit: Getty Images)

However, England’s limited-overs captain sounded a note of caution, as he added, “Obviously times are still uncertain at the moment.”

“People are waiting to see what sort of impact that has had on the virus and if it has slowed things down or stopped the increase in infection,” he added.

Major Cricketing Events Come To A Hold Amid Coronavirus

England had to play a series of two Test matches at Sri Lanka, the first game of which was scheduled to take place from March 19. But, seeing the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, the tour was called off on Friday.

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England had to play a series of two Test matches at Sri Lanka, the first game of which was scheduled to take place from March 19. But, seeing the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, the tour was called off on Friday.

The IPL 2020 has been postponed till April 15 due to the coronavirus spread across the country. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off.

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