There’s hypothesis that the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November will likely be postponed as a result of journey restrictions in place for the coronavirus outbreak.
“Personally, I do not suppose it is a good suggestion. I imply, how might you’ve got a cricket World Cup with out spectators,” Akram informed ‘The Information’ on Thursday (June 4).
“A World Cup is all about massive crowds, spectators coming from all elements of the globe to help their groups. It”s all about environment and you can’t get it behind closed doorways,” he mentioned.
On Might 28, the ICC had deferred a call on the destiny of the T20 World Cup until June 10 because it continued exploring contingency plans amid the raging pandemic that has derailed calendars worldwide.
“So I imagine that they (ICC) ought to look forward to a extra appropriate time and as soon as this pandemic subsides and restrictions are eased then we will have a correct World Cup,” he mentioned.
The ICC Cricket Committee has not too long ago advisable a ban on the usage of saliva to shine the ball however allowed sweat as an interim measure to counter the coronavirus risk. It additionally didn’t permit use of synthetic substances.
Akram mentioned permitting sweat is just not sufficient and ICC must discover a “fast repair” to the issue.
“I am positive quick bowlers will not prefer it if they’re stopped from utilizing saliva to shine the ball. They’re permitting sweat however I can say for positive that it isn”t the identical,” he mentioned.
“You shine the ball with saliva and sweat is simply one thing of an add-on, a top-up. An excessive amount of use of sweat will depart the cricket ball too moist,” he added.
“I imagine that they might want to discover a cheap resolution. However I might say that they might want to discover a fast repair to this drawback.”
Calls have been rising for a substitute for saliva from former and present cricketers together with lead India pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
Sri Lanka bowlers have additionally mentioned that they like saliva over sweat to shine the ball following their first coaching session put up lockdown.
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