October 28, 2020

Full Court Press

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Cricket beyond the Covid-19 outbreak

australian cricket in jeopardy

The boss of the worldwide cricketers’ union has warned of a scheduling “logjam” if countries don’t work collaboratively with the players and the ICC to isolate solutions beyond the Covid-19 outbreak.

If member boards set self-interest before the health of the game, FICA chief executive Tom Moffat worries the large three countries (Australia, India and England), will grow stronger, leaving smaller nations to fend for themselves.

This would hurt the international game and decrease nations with less money but the same love for cricket to big-part players on the worldwide stage.

Moffat made it clear that the health and safety of the general public and players trump all other concerns, but was also ready to discuss the present crisis from a cricket and financial perspective.

The BCCI and Cricket Australia (CA) remain optimistic the scheduled four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy between the two countries can go ahead as intended. However, there’s been discussion of postponing it until the end of the Australian summer.

However, with any delayed series, there’ll inevitably be flow-on consequences.