CAN anyone please explain to me why children and young people are still banned from playing cricket – the one team sport in which there is almost no physical contact between participants?

I can understand the authorities having reservations about football, rugby and other ‘contact’ sports – but cricket must be one of, if not the, safest sports for people to indulge in at this time.

The cricket season is very short compared with football – don’t let the summer pass without the sound of leather on willow!


Norwich Avenue West, Bournemouth