Holder calls for smaller teams to be assisted in playing regular international cricket during COVID-19

Jason Holder

West Indies captain Jason Holder is making a case for smaller teams to get to play regular international cricket since, according to him, in a world scarred by Covid-19, only India, Australia and England have the resources to stage games in bio-secure bubbles.

The cricketing fraternity has lauded the West Indies’ decision to tour England amid the pandemic. The three Test-series, which England won 2-1 on Tuesday, marked the resumption of international cricket.

The series was played in a bio-secure environment increasing organisational costs significantly and Holder said teams like the West Indies are likely to struggle to create a similar environment.

“If something doesn’t happen soon we’ll see less international cricket being played by smaller countries because we simply can’t afford it. We’ve gone from having four, five-match series, down to two and three,” Holder said after the conclusion of the third Test in England.

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2 Comments

  1. Clean Bowled
    July 29, 2020

    This band of misfits are definitely not ready for Test prime time. Every time I forget the Windies’ past ineptitude and slapstick mentality, they conspire to disappoint over and over again with mediocre cricket.

    Though I like this current group of Windies players as decent young men on a whole, their cricketing IQ and execution leave a lot to be desired. The captain lacks the necessary level of toughness and savvy that Test cricket requires while the batsmen act like they never saw a ball they felt was worthy of leaving alone.

    The coaching staff and selectors are a another story. Who would even sanction a 15 man West Indies team comprising of 10 Bajans? What happened? Did the rest of the region forget how to play cricket?

    International success will be a fleeting dream for the Windies if they do not revamp things from top to bottom asap. It hurts to see a once proud and dominant West Indies team groveling now.

  2. 72nations72elements
    July 29, 2020

    i dont even know who these players are.

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