Mumbai: South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has said that playing behind closed doors will “feel really bizarre” and support from the crowd will be missed during international matches.
Rabada was doing an Instagram live session on the official handle of the Delhi Capital franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where Pacer was asked about his chances of playing behind closed doors.
“The world needs to move on, but this disease cannot spread. So, you can’t see anyone in the stadium. It looks really bizarre, playing here at home, franchise games. Sometimes the stadium is empty, but on an international circuit, it will look really strange, ”said Rabada.
“You will be playing against some of the best players in the world. There will be no support. But at the end of the day, there will be competition. No one wants to get dominated. It doesn’t matter who you are. So the competition will be there. People will be able to see cricket on their television screens,” he added.
All international cricket has been suspended since March due to a coronavirus epidemic. It has been speculated for some time that cricket will be played behind closed doors as a precaution against coronaviruses.
International cricket will return in July as England and the West Indies face each other in a three-match Test series. These trials will be played at two locations and both have been selected as bio-safe locations.
The ICC has already issued guidelines to resume cricket. It has stated that chartered flights for travel should be used for some time. The ICC also said that international teams should insist on traveling with a medical doctor.