Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar thinks there will be no T20 World Cup and Indian Premier League (IPL) this year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
He commented on a two-sided series between India and Pakistan. Former fast pacer also said how cricket players can improve their game and power during this free time.
These big clouds of coronavirus surrounded the world and spread the aura of fear. As a result, all sports activities around the world have been canceled or suspended indefinitely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has a big impact on both domestic as well as international cricket. Large-scale tournaments such as the IPL 2020 and T20 World Cup are at risk and will probably be discontinued.
Shoaib Akhtar gives his opinion on World Cup IPL and T20
Shoaib Akhtar came up live with his fans using the Helo app. During the meeting, he announced that the T20 World Cup should not be held in October. He also said there was no IPL due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Rawalpindi Express stated: “However, this break is the perfect time for players to work on their immune system and return with the same strength and power after resuming sports activity.”
Shoaib Akhtar added that this is a great opportunity to improve India-Pakistan relations through sports. These two nations haven’t played a two-sided series between them for the last eight years. Akhtar paid tribute to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Akhtar further said: “It’s time to maintain good bilateral relations between India and Pakistan through sport. The Lockdown decision made by the Indian Modi regime is the best. It’s the only way to stop this coronavirus.”