Ross Taylor is itching to return to the 22 yards after the hiatus which was enforced due to novel coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand last played international cricket against Australia in March when their ODI series was cut short due to the pandemic situation. It is since that the players are maintaining security and have not took to the field for training.
In the pandemic situation, New Zealand have delayed their tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies with some of their players looking to resume cricket with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which is slated to take place in August.
Taylor is one of the Kiwi players to have begun training for the CPL 2020. He said that it is a bit strange over the last few months to not get training but it is great to be back training on the grass. The senior New Zealand player also said that there are a lot of players from his national team who are going to the CPL and it will be great to get some cricket.
“It has been a little bit strange over the last few months,” Taylor told reporters at a New Zealand team camp in Mt. Maunganui on Monday.
“So it has been nice to be able to train on grass.
“There are a lot of us going to the CPL all going well … and it will be nice to get some cricket.
“Some guys won’t play until the domestic season in October.”
Taylor has been granted permission to participate in the CPL.
The tournament will run from August 18 to September 10. The entire tournament will be held in two venues at Trinidad and Tobago without any crowd. Meanwhile, the decision on 2020 T20 World Cup is slated to take place this week.