From Oxford professors to Extinction Rebellion activists, those who love cricket are helping to tackle its climatic challenges
“Like most cricketers, I just want a peaceful life,” says Xeena Cooper, a member of Bristol’s Extinction Rebellion Cricket Club, hitting a ball around in Hyde Park in the spring sunshine. “I don’t want to feel guilty or anxious or uncertain about the future of the game.
“Cricket is the perfect vehicle for climate action, because the communities who congregate around cricket have our differences but we all share one thing, which is love. And the spirit of the game is exactly what we need to cherish and amplify at this point in history.”
Written by Tanya Aldred
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/22/a-perfect-vehicle-for-climate-action-why-cricket-is-taking-a-stand under the title “The forecast looks grim as climate crisis knocks cricket for six”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.