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Cook open to idea of cancelled 2020 campaign

29th March 2020, 12:03 by Tom Hill

Former England skipper Alastair Cook says he would rather this year's County Championship be scrapped than play a shortened campaign.

The 35-year-old is currently training at home as he tries to prepare for the upcoming season, which has currently been delayed due to coronavirus.

Professional cricket in England has been suspended until at least May 28 and talks are set to take place about what could happen to the structure of the league.

Cook would rather play less cricket and scrap the season though, rather than condense the 2020 County campaign.

He told Sky Sports: "In this year the bigger picture is the most important thing.

"If we do play any sort of cricket, which hopefully we will, what I hope is that they don't try to have a six-game County Championship or something like that.

"I would rather have one or two full tournaments because it is so much more rewarding to win it.

"If there is not time for a meaningful County Championship - say three or four games - there is probably not much sense us having it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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