Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani bowler, has advised the International Cricket Council (ICC) not to neglect fans and to organize the T20 World Cup 2020 with the spectators with the full swing.
According to the reports, the chances for the T20 World Cup to be held this year are minor and if the situation remains interrupting, then the cricketing bodies can decide to hold the series, leagues, tournaments, and tours behind closed doors without spectators.
The game is lifeless without the fan’s chants. Stadiums become more energetic and a player retains his energy level when the fans shout for supporting the teams. Many cricketers are against the idea of holding the T20 World Cup without spectators and Wasim Akram is one of them.
Wasim Akram suggests ICC not to hold T20 World Cup 2020 without spectators
He thinks that the tournament like T20 World Cup can not be held without the spectators and behind closed doors as the event is all about bigger crowds.
“Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I mean, how could you have a cricket World Cup without spectators. A World Cup is all about big crowds, spectators coming from all parts of the globe to support their teams. It’s all about the atmosphere and you cannot get it behind closed doors,” Wasim Akram said, as reported by India Today.
Wasim thinks ICC shall wait for a bit longer until the situation improves and then the tournament can go ahead without troubles and restrictions.
“So I believe that they (ICC) should wait for a more suitable time and once this pandemic subsides and restrictions are eased then we can have a proper World Cup”, the former pacer added.