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April 4, 2020

Unemployed cricketers suffering more because of virus

Sports

April 4, 2020

LAHORE: Closure of departmental cricket teams was not enough for the poor cricketers that coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) has furthered the damage to the pocket of the players and sportsperson alike.

Nearly all the sporting events around the globe have been suspended and even the future tournaments too are not sure to be held. The suspension has hit several national cricketers hard who used to play county and league cricket, which have been postponed the world over. Corona virus has led to English domestic cricket season postponed till May 28 and dozens of Pakistani cricketers are now waiting the virus to subsidies so that they could return to play league cricket.

One of the cricketers said that the benefits of playing league cricket in England is that it helps financially while the game is improved. He said that the organizers have notified that the season would most probably start in the first week of June, provided conditions are normal. “If the English cricket season did not start they will surely have economic difficulties because department cricket is now not played in Pakistan and players have opted for other employments,” he added.