Jeffrey Dujon: Forget cricket this year

Former West Indies wicketer Jeff Dujon.
Former West Indies wicketer Jeff Dujon.

Former West Indies wicketkeeper / batsman Jeffery Dujon feels there is not going to be any major sports taking place for the rest of 2020 and even if sporting events get the green light, he doesn’t expect the atmosphere to be the same as it would have been before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dujon, 63, now a respected cricket commentator speaking on the Mason and Guest radio program in Barbados last week, wasn’t optimistic about sports resuming at least not before a vaccine is developed for the deadly virus that has affected over three million people worldwide.

“This has brought everything to a halt. All the countries are being affected but I guess the smaller ones are being affected most in terms of revenues primarily at this point,” he said.

“It is difficult especially in light of the fact that we basically don’t know when we will get to a stage when these activities can resume,” he added.

Dujon said he doesn’t think there is any cricket going to be played until “we get back to a situation of normalcy where people can gather.”

Cricket West Indies has already curtailed its first-class season and canceled its youth tournaments, while the senior team’s tour to England in May/June has been postponed.

“Economic collapse is a real fear but at the same time in order to fight it you cannot endanger the lives of people. That would be irresponsible,” the Jamaican said.

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