Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the International Cricket Council ought to await a extra appropriate time to host the T20 World Cup. The international event, which was final held in 2016, is scheduled to happen in Australia between October and November this 12 months.
The ICC might resolve the event’s destiny on June 10 as there are nonetheless a lot of journey restrictions in place and getting all of the groups in Australia, goes to be an onerous job.
“Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I mean, how could you have a cricket World Cup without spectators,” Akram instructed ‘The News’ on Thursday, in keeping with information company PTI.
“A World Cup is all about big crowds, spectators coming from all parts of the globe to support their teams. It’s all about atmosphere and you cannot get it behind closed doors,” he stated.
The international physique is at present taking a look at contingency plans to see if it might match the World Cup in another slot that’s what Akram too thinks ought to occur.
“So I believe that they (ICC) should wait for a more suitable time and once this pandemic subsides and restrictions are eased then we can have a proper World Cup,” he stated.
The former left arm paceman additionally spoke concerning the ICC Cricket Committee’s suggestion of banning using saliva to shine the ball. Akram opined that the worldwide physique wants to search out a fast repair to the problem as utilizing sweat alone won’t be sufficient for the bowlers.
“I’m sure fast bowlers won’t like it if they are stopped from using saliva to shine the ball. They are allowing sweat but I can say for sure that it isn’t the same,” he stated.
“You shine the ball with saliva and sweat is just something of an add-on, a top-up. Too much use of sweat will leave the cricket ball too wet,” he added.
“I believe that they will need to find a reasonable solution. But I would say that they will need to find a quick fix to this problem,” Akram was quoted as saying.