Waqar Younis

Pakistans former fast bowler and current bowling coach, Waqar Younis said that he is not in favour of resuming cricket in front of empty stadiums amid COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 has taken almost 70,000 lives globally so far and the numbers are still increasing.

Because of this, all Cricket series and Leagues have been either cancelled or postponed.

Now there are many experts who prefer that cricket should be played again but in front of empty stadiums and there should be no gathering of people at all.

Pakistans bowling coach, Waqar Younis, talking about this said that as of now, it will not be good to resume cricket even in front of empty stadiums.

“No I don’t agree with this suggestion that cricket activities should resume soon even before empty stadiums,” he said.

Waqar clearly said that after four to five months when things will get back to normal then we can think of this but as of now it’s not good at all.

“I think maybe in five or six months’ time. when things are under control around the world and we get back some normalcy in life, we can think about matches behind closed doors,” the former fast bowler said.

“At some stage we need to think about these choices but not this month or next month…the situation is not right for any cricket activities,” he added.

He further added that whenever he has played cricket for Pakistan, his aim was to see the team win major ICC titles.

“Whenever I have played for Pakistan as a player or been a coach with the Pakistan team it has always been my desire to see the team win a major ICC title. That is why this World T20 is so important for me and the team,” he said.

“I would like to be the part of a management where we can win a major title,” he added.

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