Even although the ICC has set tips for cricket within the pandemic interval, Shakib Al Hasan, one of many sport’s most skilled exponents, is hesitant about how cricket can be performed on this new period. The sport’s governing physique launched a string of protocols designed to reduce the chance of contracting Covid-19 as international locations like England and Sri Lanka have already deliberate return to coaching.
Shakib put ahead extra questions, starting from the social and technical necessities that are half and parcel of the sport. “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?” Shakib instructed the Dhaka-based Prothom Alo. “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.”
Shakib nonetheless mentioned that the ICC are 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 mentioned.
Shakib, who’s at present serving a one-year ban, mentioned that he’s spending his time counting days to his return, too.
“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 means of a troublesome time. Although there is no cricket going on anyplace, I do know that if it begins tomorrow, I will not be capable to play cricket.
“When you might be restricted about one thing, whether or not others discuss it or not, your self about what you’re going by means of,” he mentioned.