Former Pakistan captain-turned-commentator Rameez Raja believes boards can’t survive for long with out resuming cricket and urged the PCB to carry talks with different associations to discover a approach to play the game behind closed doorways.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sports activities exhausting with Cricket Australia compelled to face down nearly 80 p.c of its workers.
The quick-spreading illness has halted all cricket actions throughout the globe, placing beneath risk this 12 months’s T20 World Cup and likewise indefinitely suspending the 13th IPL.
“Cricket fans are starved now and the coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a standstill but I don’t think cricket boards can survive for long like this. They can’t continue to pay out salaries and expenses without having cricket activities it would be disastrous for them,” Rameez stated in his Youtube channel.
“I would also urge the Pakistan Cricket Board to think on these lines and hold talks with other boards to see how cricket activities can be resumed even behind closed doors.”The coronavirus outbreak has compelled nations to go beneath lockdown to comprise the illness, which has to this point contaminated over 2.5 million folks globally.
The former Test opener stated it could be a catastrophe if this lockdown continues for long.
“Unless a vaccine can be created, we can only defeat it through social distancing and precautionary measures,” he stated.”Pakistan is making an attempt to begin industries in a bid to begin the financial system once more. No nation can survive in a perpetual lockdown. This could be a catastrophe. I imagine the cricket business must re-open as effectively.”Rameez urged the PCB to take step one in initiating talks with different boards on this regard.
“The PCB can take the first step in initiating this conversation. Any cricket board, no matter how rich, cannot keep paying salaries in a perpetual lockdown situation. We need dialogue and planning to start cricket again,” he stated.
“If fans cannot attend then holding it behind closed doors is an option.”