Last Updated: 28/03/20 8: 33 pm
Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook states he prefer to the County Championship was not dipped into all this season instead of trying to hold a substantially compressed project.
The England as well as Wales Cricket Board have actually decided that no expert cricket will certainly be played prior to May 28 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
That implies that the County Championship season, which was because of start on April 12, encounters a prolonged hold-up as well as questions over exactly how the timetable will certainly look needs to the season start later on in the year.
Tom Harrison, president at the ECB, has actually claimed that the “most financially important forms of the game” will certainly be prioritised, with the T20 Blast as well as the inaugural season of The Hundred one of the most likely competitors to be maintained in a slimmed-down timetable.
That places the Royal London One-Day Cup as well as the County Championship doubtful as well as Cook, that won the Division One title with Essex last season, thinks a shortened season would certainly decline.
“In this year, over the next six months, the bigger picture is the most important,” Cook informed BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Whatever takes place, if we do play any type of type of cricket which with any luck we will, what I wish is that they do not attempt as well as have a six-game County Championship or something like that.
” I prefer to have 1 or 2 complete events, due to the fact that if you do after that play that event or more events it is a lot extra satisfying to win it.
“If there is not time for a purposeful County Championship, claim (you can just play) 3 or 4 video games, there is possibly very little feeling us having it.
” I prefer to focus on 2 complete events instead of claiming we have 4 events that we require to play, allow’s obtain them done in also if we need to reduce them.
“I think you would rather have two tournaments played full length so that the there is meaningful cricket at the end of it.”
The 35- year-old Cook, England’s document run-scorer of perpetuity, is readied to belong to the Essex team once again this season as they bid to keep their Division One as well as T20 Blast prizes.
But he confesses that the team are merely needing to play a waiting video game to see if as well as when the season could stand up as well as running.
“We just don’t know do we and as an Essex squad we are just doing what everyone else is doing,” Cook included.
“We are just waiting to see when we are allowed back into the county ground, when we are able to meet up again and hit balls as a group. Up until that time we just have to sit and wait.”