It has been more than 100 days since any major cricket event was held in any part of the World and the upcoming England-West Indies series will be first major event to be held after the forced breakoff COVID-19.
The action hungry cricket fans from all over World are expected to tune up to watch the much awaited first major cricket event and the England pacer Jofra Archer has said that World would be watching the two cricket nations playing.
“It’s exciting that England and West Indies will be the teams to start world cricket back up again, laying down the platform for other countries to follow,” Archer wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“Obviously as the only cricket on, all eyes will be on it, and I expect that there will be a lot more television viewers than would have been the case had things been normal.
“I expect people who don’t usually watch cricket will tune in — because it’s live sport, not pre-recorded. If they are like me they will have had their fill of re-runs,” he added.
Earlier, West Indies paceman Kemar Roach, who played with Archer in the Caribbean when they were growing up, said there would be friendships on the field. Archer though said that the comments shouldn’t be blown out of proportion.
“Jofra made his decision and he’s done a fantastic job for England so far but there will be no friendships during this series,” Roach had said last week.
Archer, 25, said: “Let’s not get this out of proportion. There will be rivalry there but when Kemar said there will be ‘no friendships’ it sounds a lot worse than it actually is.”