Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq is in support to resume the game of cricket amid the coronavirus pandemic. He believes that cricket would be an entertainment source for everyone in a depressing situation.
As no proper medication has been found so far to fight the novel virus, governments across the world have enforced lockdown. It has been over two months that people are locked behind closed doors. The cricket fans have also not witnessed any matches since March.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who is also the chief selector, has given his opinion on the crises. He says that he gets depressed after daily listening to the news on coronavirus.
According to him, starting sports activities would help the people to pass their time at home. He has also agreed to play matches behind closed doors and even under strict guidelines for the safety of the players.
“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 said.
“Everyone is confined and I just think that if even if it can be made possible to bring some live cricket action to people sitting at home it would do them a lot of good,” Misbah said.
“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.”
There are reports that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was contemplating rescheduling and organising the three Test matches against Pakistan in August behind closed doors at Manchester Old Trafford and Southampton.