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Makes sense to postpone World T20: Jason Roy

By The Assam Tribune

LONDON, May 4: Feeling like a kid again, England batsman Jason Roy can�t wait to get back on the cricket field but says it would make sense to postpone the T20 World Cup in October-November if teams don�t get enough time to prepare for the mega event. All cricketing activities have come to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of T20 World Cup in Australia is also in doubt.

�If players aren�t able to prepare in the right way and are not able to get over to Australia, then it makes sense to postpone it,� Roy was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

�But if it goes ahead, it�s our job to play cricket � and if we�re told we have three weeks to prepare to go and play in the World T20, all the boys will be putting the yards in to make sure we�re ready for that.

�I think all the boys are on edge, waiting for the call saying, �Right, we have a month turnaround or a six-week turnaround. Get in the nets and go hit some balls.� I think the boys will be as ready as they can be,� said the 29-year-old opener.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) too has suspended activities until July 1. While Roy is eager to be playing again, he said safety is paramount.

�I�ve got a huge amount of trust in the ECB. I think they will look into every single avenue of all the positives, all the negatives. So, I guess I would trust in what they say, probably have a chat with Morgs (Morgan) and see where his head�s at and go with that.

�I don�t think I�ll have too many questions, especially when it got to the stage of �Right, we�re going to play�, because there will be a lot of people in those meetings discussing whether it�s the right thing to do or not.� � PTI

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