England batsman Zak Crawley feels cricket is a game which can be played with precautions and therefore the government should lift the ban on recreational cricket.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said that cricket balls are a “natural vector” of coronavirus.
“I’d like to see that decision reserved to get community cricket back on. The England players are well aware of it – we have friends who want to play. I feel like it’s time to bring it back,” Crawley was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“You can social distance easily in cricket. You can’t put saliva on the ball at international level, and you could easily do that at community level.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expecting the reopening of club cricket in the first week of July.
As a member of the 30-player England squad, the 22-year-old Crawley is preparing for the series against the West Indies, starting July 8 at Southampton.
Among 702 tests carried out between 3 and 23 June, England’s players and staff have been tested negative for coronavirus, as stated by a BBC report.