Lahore: Pakistan cricket team’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq rated ‘Cricket behind closed doors’ over no professional cricket due to prevailing coronavirus.
Speaking to a sports website, Misbah stressed the need to resume the sport to avoid players and people around the world going towards depression and anxiety.
“It becomes depressing when you have nothing to do and hear about mostly COVID-19 news all the time. In this situation, if sports can be resumed and if cricket can be started at least it will allow the people to watch cricket at home,” he said.
“It is not an ideal situation for anyone because of this coronavirus pandemic and obviously the health and well being of everyone should be our top priority. But if matches can be held even in empty stadiums with the right safety barriers. I would have no problems,” he added.
It must be noted here that it is been a while since there is no competitive cricket around due to prevailing COVID-19. All cricket activities around the world are postponed until at least July 1.