England’s opening batsman Jason Roy revealed his desperation to get back on the field while talking to the British media. Amidst the global pandemic, the cricket activities are suspended. Recently, ECB also decided to postpone its cricket season considering the worsening conditions.
Being part of Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League, Roy had an experience of playing behind the closed doors in the latter stage of the tournament. The opening batsman said that it is strange to play behind closed doors.
“It was very strange. As a batsman when the bowler’s running in you learn to block out the crowd, but as soon as the ball is done you can hear them going absolutely berserk.
“(In Lahore) there was just dead silence. You could hear your mate calling ones and twos, so you don’t just have to work off each other’s body language. It was hard to get up for it. But it was something we knew we had to deal with.”
Moreover, Roy also feels that it makes sense to postpone the T20 World Cup in case of players do not get enough chance to prepare themselves for the mega-event.
“If players aren’t able to prepare in the right way and are unable to get over to Australia, then it makes sense to postpone it,” Roy said of the tournament scheduled in October-November. However, he said we will prepare accordingly if the tournament goes on.