Do not See Any Cricket Being Performed for Subsequent One 12 months: Akhtar

Don't See Any Cricket Being Played for Next One Year: Akhtar

Lahore: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has stated he would not see cricketing actions going down for the following 12 months as your entire world battles with COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the event you ask me truthfully, I do not know for a way lengthy the coronavirus outbreak will final, till and except it’s not identified that how many individuals are contaminated, one can not go forward with any sort of cricket wherever,” Akhtar stated in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

“I don’t see cricket being performed for a minimum of a 12 months as a result of coronavirus. I see the virus troubling us for one 12 months, these are troublesome instances and I simply hope we come out of this stronger,” he added.

The Rawalpindi Specific additional stated that amid the coronavirus outbreak, it’s obligatory for folks to keep up social distancing and that is why he’s additionally off the view that at any time when cricket resumes, use of saliva for shining the cricket ball shouldn’t be allowed in order to cease the unfold of the virus.

“I do not assume that one can apply saliva on the ball now, we as bowlers apply saliva on the ball to make the ball shinier, the ball goes within the palms of everybody on the park, I noticed a report of the ICC which stated bowlers wouldn’t have the ability to apply saliva on the ball, Akhtar stated.

“Cricket is a recreation which requires contact, if ICC is considering passing the regulation associated to making use of saliva on the ball, then I welcome the choice maintaining coronavirus in thoughts,” he added.

The 44-year-old Akhtar had just lately proposed an India-Pakistan bilateral collection to lift funds in combat in opposition to the continued coronavirus disaster.

On account of the coronavirus pandemic which has up to now claimed greater than 1.7 lakh lives internationally, a spate of collection and tournaments, together with the IPL 2020, Australia’s tour of Bangladesh and Bangladesh’s tour of Eire have been postponed indefinitely.

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