The massive crowds and their chants are known to boost the player’s confidence. After the COVID-19 has attacked the globe, it has become tough to deal with the crowds in stadiums. Hence, crowds were not allowed to witness the matches and later, matches were called off amidst the COVID-19 fears.
The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) will be using pre-recorded crowds chants to enhance the player’s stamina and confidence in the ground. As the league is all set to be commenced by 19th September, it will be taking place behind closed doors.
IPL 2020 to have pre-recorded crowd chants for boosting players
“So, it was decided that while some teams will record the reactions of cheerleaders, which will be played out for every four, six or wicket, other teams have decided to create small videos of fans cheering for them and those will be played out while the cricketers are battling it out in the middle,” the official explained as quoted by Business World.
“While fans will feel they are getting to be a part of the action in their own little way, players will know that they are being closely followed by their fans even though they are not present live in the stadium. There is nothing more special for cricketers than to see fans cheer them on and motivate them,” he stated.