Though the ICC has set pointers for cricket within the pandemic interval, Shakib Al Hasan, one of many sport’s most skilled exponents, is hesitant about how cricket shall be performed on this new period. The sport’s governing physique launched a string of protocols designed to reduce the danger 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’re listening to that it [Covid-19 virus] may unfold round 12 ft, not simply three or six. So does it imply the 2 batsmen cannot meet on the finish of the over?” Shakib advised the Dhaka-based Prothom Alo. “They are going to stand at their ends? Will not there be any crowd within the stadium? Will the wicketkeeper stand afar? What would occur to close-in fielders? This stuff require discussions.”
Shakib nonetheless stated that the ICC are unlikely to let cricket resume with out assessing the state of affairs correctly. “I do not suppose they [ICC] will take an opportunity earlier than they’re very certain. No matter it’s, life comes first. I’m certain they may consider security first,” he stated.
Shakib, who’s at present serving a one-year ban, stated 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 way of a tricky time. Though there is not any cricket occurring wherever, I do know that if it begins tomorrow, I will not have the ability to play cricket.
“When you find yourself restricted about one thing, whether or not others discuss it or not, you understand your self about what you’re going by way of,” he stated.