Cricket

Labuschagne bracing for 'heaps of cricket' after resumption

2020-05-02 14:11
Marnus Labuschagne (PA)
Marnus Labuschagne (PA)

Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne expects the cricketing schedule to be packed once action resumes after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Professional sport all over the globe ground to a halt after the coronavirus, which started in the Wuhan province of China, began to spread its tentacles.

Cricket has been no exception with several bilateral series being postponed, while the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled to take place in October-November in Australia is in jeopardy of being cancelled.

"There is going to be a lot of tours that will need to be made up," Labuschagne told Australian Associated Press (AAP).

"There's going to be a whole heap of cricket in a very short time frame. We'll be making up for missed time, that schedule is just going to be packed. It's going to be a bit different to what we're used to. We're going to have to be ready coming out of this break to play heaps and heaps of cricket."

South African-born Labuschagne would have currently been playing county cricket with Glamorgan and hopes the global health crisis will not impact the sport negatively.

"I really enjoyed it last year. I loved Glamorgan, hence why I signed a two-year extension," he said.

"It's disappointing to see them and England cricket in trouble. It's our responsibility, cricket on the whole, to make sure once this period is over that we get games on television and get the sport started again. We need to support each other."

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