Border against hosting T20 World Cup in empty stadiums


Former Australia captain Allan Border has given a thumbs right down to the concept of Australia hosting the ICC WorldT20 in empty stadiums in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Australian authorities has at present sealed its border for six months (until September 30) to take care of the worldwide well being disaster which has claimed 61 lives and contaminated 6400 in the nation.

With the flagship occasion beginning October 18, there are speculations that Cricket Australia is perhaps pressured to conduct matches in empty stadiums, one thing that’s not acceptable to the World Cup successful former skipper.

“I just can’t imagine playing at empty stadiums … it defies belief,” he instructed Fox Sports News.

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In reality, Border mentioned that he doesn’t see the World T20 occurring if spectators usually are not allowed contained in the stadiums as the aim of the game is misplaced.

“Having teams, support staff and everyone else associated with the game wandering around the country, playing games of cricket, but you can’t let people into the grounds. I just can’t see it happening,” Border mentioned.

For him, it’s an either-or scenario for Cricket Australia.

“It’s either you play it and everyone just gets on with the job and we’re past this pandemic or it just has to be cancelled and you try to fit it in somewhere else,” mentioned the 64-year-old Border.

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