Eoin Morgan believes sport could play huge role in uplifting the world after COVID-19 crisis


London: England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan thinks that the restoration of the sport could play a huge role in ‘uplifting the world’ after the coronavirus crisis.

Cricket all over the world has come to a standstill as the world fights the coronavirus crisis. Several international cricket series have been canceled or postponed. In England, there will be no professional cricket played till May 28th.

“Sport could play a huge role in uplifting the world and people’s perspective on things,” the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019-winning captain said.

“Isolation encourages idle minds. Sport can create that theatre and that level of expectation around what it’s like to be outside again and be active. If it came to it, I think it would be a huge step forward,” Morgan added.

The 33-year-old also praised Jos Buttler’s gesture who has decided to auction the shirt he wore in England’s 2019 World Cup final win to raise funds for two hospitals.

“His shirt will go for a lot of money and it should do, but the gesture within itself to aid new equipment that can be bought is absolutely outstanding,” he added.