Coronavirus puts England axe into context for Plunkett
LONDON: England paceman Liam Plunkett has said the outbreak of the coronavirus has made his abrupt exit from international duty “irrelevant”.
The 35-year-old Surrey quick helped England lift the World Cup last year, taking three wickets in a thrilling final against New Zealand at Lord’s.
That remains his last international appearance, however, with Plunkett disappointed at not being offered an England limited-overs central contract for the 2020 season.
But with Britain currently in lockdown in a bid to combat the pandemic, with the start of the season delayed until May 28 at the earliest and the possibility of further postponements likely, Plunkett was philosophical about his England career.
“Cricket doesn’t look so big now,” Plunkett told the Sunday Times. – Agencies