Melbourne: Former Australia captain Allan Border has stated that he can not see the T20 World Cup -– slated to be performed in Australia in October-November -– be held behind closed doorways amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Scheduled to start on October 18, the match has come underneath doubt because of the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed extra 1,15,000 lives up to now the world over.
With journey restrictions in place in many international locations, many individuals have endorsed the thought of getting the match behind closed doorways if the scenario calls for. However, Border does not agree with the thought.
“I just can’t imagine playing at empty stadiums … it defies belief,” Border instructed Fox Sports News.
“Having groups, assist workers and everybody else related to the sport wandering across the nation, enjoying video games of cricket, however you’ll be able to’t let folks into the grounds. I simply can’t see it taking place.
Over 50 folks have died with COVID-19 in Australia and greater than 6,000 have been contaminated with coronavirus.
“It’s either you play it and everyone just gets on with the job and we’re past this pandemic,” added Border.
“Or it just has to be cancelled and you try to fit it in somewhere else.”
Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts had earlier stated he’s hoping that the T20 World Cup might be performed as per schedule in regular circumstances.
“We’re really hoping that all forms of sport can be played again in a few weeks or a few months’ time,” Roberts was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“None of us are experts in this situation obviously, so our hope is that we’re back in very much normal circumstances come October and November when the men’s T20 World Cup is to be played.”