Out of the Darkness!

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, counties continue to cancel the contracts of overseas players. If there is any cricket played this summer then it could be that local/English players are presented with opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have had.

There are great benefits of experienced overseas players representing counties but far too many of those signings are nowadays made with a short term view. They’re a quick fix and more likely to delay the development of a young local lad than aid it.

If we do witness any county cricket this year then we could see some unfamiliar names taking to the field. Some will flounder never to be seen again and soon turn to working in the city etc but for some, they’ll seize the chance and go onto make a career that they might not have had. We’ll wait and see…

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