Former Australia captain Allan Border has mentioned that he can not see the T20 World Cup - slated to be performed in Australia in October-November - be held behind closed doorways amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scheduled to start on October 18, the match has come beneath doubt as a result of coronavirus outbreak which has claimed extra 1,15,000 lives to date the world over.
With journey restrictions in place in many nations, many individuals have endorsed the thought of getting the match behind closed doorways if the scenario calls for. However, Border doesn’t agree with the thought.
“I just can’t imagine playing at empty stadiums … it defies belief,” Border advised Fox Sports News.
“Having groups, assist employees and everybody else related to the sport wandering across the nation, enjoying video games of cricket, however you may’t let folks into the grounds. I simply can’t see it happening.
Over 50 folks have died with COVID-19 in Australia and greater than 6,000 have been contaminated with coronavirus.
“It’s both you play it and everybody simply will get on with the job and we’re previous this pandemic,” added Border.
“Or it just has to be cancelled and you try to fit it in somewhere else.”
Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts had earlier mentioned he’s hoping that the T20 World Cup may very well be performed as per schedule in regular circumstances.
“We’re really hoping that all forms of sport can be played again in a few weeks or a few months’ time,” Roberts was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“None of us are experts in this situation obviously, so our hope is that we’re back in very much normal circumstances come October and November when the men’s T20 World Cup is to be played.”