‘Cricket can take a backseat, reopen schools, colleges first’: Kapil Dev
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Published: April 25, 2020 5:06:49 pm

Kapil Dev and Shoaib Akhtar have exchanged phrases earlier than. (Source: PTI Photo)

Reopening of faculties and colleges as soon as COVID-19 pandemic is underneath management is extra vital for the youthful era than resumption of sport which can take a back-seat in the intervening time, feels Kapil Dev.

The world has come to a standstill with no instant indicators of resumption of sport of any variety. But sport can wait, feels the 61-year-old former India captain.

“I’m trying on the bigger image. Do you suppose cricket is the one problem we can speak about? I’m slightly anxious concerning the youngsters who will not be with the ability to go to colleges and colleges as a result of that’s our younger era,’ Kapil advised YouTube channel ‘Sports Tak’.

“So, I want schools to reopen first. Cricket, football will happen eventually,” Kapil mentioned.

The legendary all-rounder reiterated he’s not in favour of a bilateral series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan to raise funds to deal with the pandemic as suggested by former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar.

Kapil mentioned if Pakistan is so determined to renew bilateral cricket with India then the nation first cease anti-India actions on the border and as an alternative spent that cash in noble causes.

“You could be emotional and say that yes, India and Pakistan should play matches. Playing matches is not a priority at the moment. If you need the money, then you should stop the activities at the border,” he mentioned.

“The money which will be spent can be used to build hospitals and schools. If we really need money than we have so many religious organizations, they should come forward. It is their responsibility. We offer so much many when we visit the religious shrines, so they should help the government.”

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Akhtar had just lately proposed a cricket match between India and Pakistan, at all times thought-about as a pie for broadcasters, to boost cash for the victims of the pandemic in each the international locations.

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