Former Pakistan cricketer Mudassar Nazar has said that the “restrictive” quarantine isn’t a good condition for cricket. The current Pakistan team has been put in isolation ahead of their Test and T20I series against England slated to begin next month away from home.
“I don’t think such an environment is ideal for cricket. From what I have heard the players in England are bored and fatigued because of the COVID-19 restrictions and environment,” he told a Pakistani news channel.
“I just wonder what would have happened if teams of the past like in the ’90s had to remain together in such COVID conditions. I guess some players would have been fighting and would be at each other’s throats by now,” Nazar said.
The live cricket action only returned after the lockdown with the three-match Test series between England and West Indies. The series though is leveled at 1-1 with the final match scheduled to begin from Friday in Manchester.
England are then slated to play an ODI series against Ireland and will face Pakistan in Tests and T20Is later on.
While the live cricket is slowly returning, the World T20 was postponed for next year. it was scheduled to take place in Australia later this year. This has given BCCI a window to have the IPL in the later part of the year.
The IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has said that the tournament will take place in UAE.