Published: May 24, 2020 11:17:39 am
Banned Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan feels the ICC guidelines on methods to renew cricket depart lots of unanswered questions and there are points which require dialogue earlier than the game returns from the coronavirus-forced hiatus.
As member nations ease restrictions imposed to comprise the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council on Friday issued complete guidelines aimed toward getting the game up and working world wide whereas on the identical time sustaining the very best security protocols.
The measures embrace the appointment of chief medical officers, a 14-day pre-match isolation coaching camp and use of gloves by umpires whereas dealing with the ball.
“Now we are hearing that it (COVID-19 virus) might spread around 12 feet, not just three or six. So does it mean the two batsmen can’t meet at the end of the over?” requested the cricketer who’s serving a one-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches.
“They will stand at their ends? Won’t there be any crowd in the stadium? Will the wicketkeeper stand afar? What would happen to close-in fielders? These things require discussions,” he was quoted as saying by ‘Prothom Alo’ newspaper.
The ICC additionally steered format-specific coaching durations for bowlers all around the world, permitting them a minimal of 5-6 weeks of coaching, with the final three weeks involving bowling at match depth as a way to facilitate their return to T20Is.
The 34-year-old, nevertheless, stated the ICC is unlikely to let cricket resume with out assessing the scenario correctly.
“I don’t think they (ICC) will take a chance before they are very sure. Whatever it is, life comes first. I am sure they will think of safety first,” he stated.
Shakib stated he’s spending time counting days for his return.
“I’m counting days in two methods. One, when will corona be over, and the opposite, when will my suspension finish. I’m going by way of a troublesome time. Although there’s no cricket going on anyplace, I do know that if it begins tomorrow, I received’t have the ability to play cricket.
“When you are restricted about something, whether others talk about it or not, you know yourself about what you are going through,” he stated.
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