The former paceman from Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar, thinks that amid the Coronavirus outbreak, there is no cricket match possible at least for a year.
Coronavirus has caused the world of sports badly. It has halted sports scenarios across the globe. Cricket is one of the major sports to get disrupted.
Many ongoing leagues and series were called off due to Coronavirus. A few matches of the few leagues and series before the lockdown were also held behind the closed doors.
Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) that was remaining with the last three matches i.e, two semi-finals and a final, got delayed. However, a few matches were also held behind the closed doors, With the rising health crisis, authorities went for cancellation.
Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) was to be kicked off by 29th March. Health crisis pushed it ahead to a window of April-May but, a further extension in the lockdown till 3rd May by the Indian government, there are no possible chances till yet for the league to be started.
Shoaib Akhtar keeping the circumstances under consideration has presented his views and said no cricket will be possible as Coronavirus, God knows how much will take more of our time.
“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 said in a video posted on his YouTube Channel.
“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.