Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani paceman usually known as the king of swing, has suggested the International Cricket Council (ICC) shall not hold the T20 World Cup 2020 without the spectators behind closed doors.
As believed by the reports, the Coronavirus pandemic can force the cricketing activities to take any step regarding resuming cricket season, either truncated or behind closed doors.
Wasim Akram advises ICC not to hold T20 World Cup behind closed doors
Wasim Akram is not a big fan of cricket without the spectators. The former Pakistani bowler has questioned that how can the event like T20 World Cup can go behind closed doors. He thinks that the idea isn’t good enough as the world cup is all about fans. The fans and crowd bring the spirit to the game and make it look alive supporting the respective teams with chants. Wasim has urged not to organize the T20 World Cup without the spectators.
“Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I mean, how could you have a cricket World Cup without spectators. A World Cup is all about big crowds, spectators coming from all parts of the globe to support their teams. It’s all about the atmosphere and you cannot get it behind closed doors,” Wasim Akram said, as reported by India Today.
He has suggested ICC wait for a suitable time and not to make any decision rushing. Wasim Akram thinks that once the pandemic situation eases, ICC shall go for organizing the regular form of the mega-event, ICC T20 World Cup with no restrictions.
“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”, the former pacer added.