Langer wants to go England for ‘health of world cricket’
The Australian cricket team was scheduled to travel to England this month to play a three-match ODI series. It has been delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus. However, the cricket boards of the two countries are keen to host the series by September.
In this case, England’s crowded schedule may be an obstacle again. They will play against Ireland after the current Test series against the West Indies. Then again there are three Tests and three Twenty20s against Pakistan which will end on September 1.
The England Cricket Board (ECB) is keen to play Australia again in September after playing three consecutive series. All that is needed is a green signal from Cricket Australia. Which is still in the swing of uncertainty. However, the team’s head coach Justin Langer thinks they should go on a tour of England.
Langer told The Telegraph, a popular UK daily, that in the interest of world cricket, he thought the tour should see the light of day. Attempts should be made to the last point in this regard.
The Aussie coach said: “I think we have to go to England. There’s lots of challenges, of course, but we have to find solutions to make sure that can happen if possible. That’s my view. I think for the health of world cricket. If things out of control happen and we can’t end up going, at least we can say we’ve done everything in our power to make it happen.”