Cricket set to start again in Italy

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Cricket set to start again in Italy

With a press release, the Italian Cricket Federation said it has resumed not only training matches between members of the same club, but also friendly matches between different clubs. Obviously, the friendly matches must be carried out strictly without crowds and comply with the regulations regarding the prevention or reduction of the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus in the regions of origin.

FCI Secretary General Kelum Perera said: "It is a recovery. In our case it is a start of the activity that we have been waiting for for some time. Unfortunately it is not yet the real beginning of the season, but it is certainly a step.

important." In fact, the Federal Council, which will meet electronically, will decide the methods and times for restarting national competitions. In any case, as Perera recalls: "Everything must take place in full compliance with government regulations and the Federation protocol, because the protection of everyone's health is fundamental."

Eoin Morgan and the World Cup victory

Eoin Morgan started watching the World Cup final DVD (trophy won last year) during the lockdown. In reality he had not seen a match until recently, and then saw it three times, trying to make sense of what happened and why.

Morgan said, "It's an incredible day just to sit and watch. The whole day is still tense every time I look at it. Looking back at it, all the steps in the game, it seems like a privilege." In the weeks immediately following the finale Morgan spoke to Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, even twice, and only to talk to him about the game.

Looking at it now, there are times when Morgan thought England could lose that day. One in particular: "Jimmy Neesham throws bowling at Ben Stokes, throws a slower ball and Ben hits it for a long time and the memory that the ball is in the air, and you can see the trajectory of the ball, and you know exactly when you hit it on for the hill, you absolutely have to smoke it to hit it for six.

And it went high and not enough for how much it was appreciated and for a minute I thought: "Here it is, Ben is out, we still need 15 an over. I thought for a split second that he was dead and gone. " It was a time of sliding doors.

Morgan wonders if he would still be England's captain, if Trento Boult hadn't stopped at the limit when he had taken that ball, that is six instead of out: "This is a good question and one that I don't have the answer to.

The fact that we won or lost is not part of my decision to stay, but obviously it would have been part of that of Ed Smith, Ashley Giles and Tom Harrison."