England allrounder Chris Jordan believes the entire world will be watching when England and West Indies lock horns in the three-match Test series next month. The much-awaited series will mark the return of international cricket after the coronavirus pandemic halted action all around the world in March.
Chris Jordan believes that the series can do for cricket what the German Bundesliga did to resume European club football after the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will be played in empty stadium and at bio-secure venues. It will be the first international fixture since March 13 when Australia and New Zealand played an ODI. The allrounder lauded ECB for its effort to arrange the series, saying:
“Obviously, those talks must have gone on for a few months and I guess the bottom line is that I’m just happy that agreement was reached and that they took the steps to even come here.”
“A lot of guys might have had concerns and raised a lot of questions around coming to England but that’s credit to the ECB and all of the medical staff at the ECB for obviously relaying the correct information and being very thorough and basically painting a vivid picture for them of what life would look like here for them,” he added.
Chris Jordan believes that players’ desire to get back on the field overrode their fears regarding playing in such unprecedented times. He also hoped for an exciting series considering the number of viewers around the world.
“I guess that all of the guys who came were willing to accept that in terms of having to isolate and probably being as not as free as they normally do when they come on English tours,” he said.
“But I guess just like everyone else, they just want to get back out there and play cricket and they obviously saw it as an opportunity to do so and we must be very grateful for that and hopefully both teams can put on a great show because I’m sure the whole world will be watching,” he added.
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