‘World is not starting for next one year, how can cricket start’: Shoaib Akhtar – cricket

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes cricket will not begin for atleast one yr as a number of international locations do not have ample testing kits and therefore, there can be no planning executed and no sequence can be held. The world is at the moment in a state of lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic and as per Akhtar, issues are not enhancing anytime quickly.

“If you ask me honestly, I do not know for how long the coronavirus outbreak will last, until and unless it is not known that how many people are infected, one cannot go ahead with any kind of cricket anywhere,” Akhtar stated in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

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“I do not see cricket being played for at least a year due to the coronavirus. I see the virus troubling us for one year, these are troublesome times, I just hope we come out of this stronger,” he added.

“The situation is very bad, it is very tricky. I am not seeing the virus going for at least one year. But, we a group as different communities will come out of it. The world is not starting for the next one year, how can cricket start,” he added.

On bowlers not having the ability to shine the ball

Akhtar additionally stated that if bowlers are not in a position to apply the shine on the ball with their saliva, the ICC must be engaged on an exterior agent which may help the bowlers. He additionally stated that he would welcome the choice of ICC as this was made maintaining in thoughts the well being of the bowlers and the gamers.

 

“I do not assume that one can apply saliva on the ball now, we as bowlers apply saliva on the ball to make the ball shinier, the ball goes within the palms of everybody on the park, I noticed a report of the ICC which stated bowlers would not be capable of apply saliva on the ball, Akhtar stated.

“Cricket is a sport which requires contact, if ICC is interested by passing the regulation associated to making use of saliva on the ball, then I welcome the choice maintaining coronavirus in thoughts,” he added.

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