West Indies Tour Of England Will Show If Cricket Can Be Played: Sunil Gavaskar
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West Indies Tour Of England Will Show If Cricket Can Be Played: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Credit: AFP

England looks like the hot-bed as cricket boards are deciding their ways to resume playing after a brief period of halt due to the pandemic situation. As of now it looks like cricket will resume with the three-Test series between England and the West Indies. The series was originally slated to take place in June but as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had suspended competitive cricket till July 1, the series will take place in July.

Pakistan are also in readiness to send their 29-man squad to England for a ‘bio-secure’ series from end of July. The first of three-match Test series is slated to get underway from July 30 with the final match concluding on August 24 while the three-T20I series will run from August 29 to September 2.

Joe Root, Jason Holder (Courtesy: Twitter)
Joe Root, Jason Holder (Courtesy: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar: Cricket Should Not Be Played Till October

Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar feel the West Indies tour of England will be a good indicator if the game can go ahead. Gavaskar, however, thinks that at the moment it looks like the Covid-19 is far from being stopped even with all the precautions in place and thus it will be risky to play the sport in upcoming months.

“We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping,” Gavaskar told Aaj Tak.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Credits – Getty

“As the rate of testing is increasing so is the number of cases and so I don’t really feel it is safe to play cricket for the next two months at the very least. Maybe until October it is difficult to play cricket.”

The first of three-Test between England and the West Indies will get underway from July 8.