Michael Vaughan was unimpressed by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s argument.© Instagram
Former England captain Michael Vaughan criticised UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday over the “nonsense” of upholding the ban on the leisure recreation because of the coronavirus. Social tennis and golf at the moment are allowed in England, however novice cricketers proceed to attend past the boundary. “We’re nonetheless engaged on methods to make cricket more COVID-secure, however we won’t change the steering but,” Johnson advised Parliament on Tuesday as he introduced an easing of virus restrictions on pubs and eating places.
Greg Clark, an MP within the governing Conservative Get together, requested Johnson concerning the return of cricket.
“Cricket is probably our most socially distanced group sport,” stated Clark.
Johnson, nevertheless, replied: “The issue with cricket as everyone understands, that the ball is a pure vector of illness, doubtlessly, at any fee and we have been spherical it many instances with our scientific mates.
“For the time being we’re nonetheless engaged on methods to make cricket more COVID-secure, however we won’t change the steering but.”
However Vaughan, who has beforehand known as on the England and Wales Cricket Board to do more to get novice and youth cricket going once more, was unimpressed.
Vaughan tweeted: “Hand sanitiser in each gamers pocket … Use each time you contact the ball … SIMPLE … Leisure Cricket ought to simply play from July 4th … utter nonsense it is not being allowed again.”
England are due to participate within the first main worldwide match since lockdown once they face the West Indies within the opening Check of a three-match collection behind closed doorways at Southampton on July 8.
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