KARACHI: Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq needs the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) to conduct the World Check Championship precisely the best way it has been deliberate even when it means extending the length of the occasion as a result of disruption brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Misbah’s assertion got here amid reviews that the ICC is contemplating splitting factors for unplayed video games within the championship cycle which was initially scheduled to finish in June-July 2021 with the ultimate in England.
“The Covid-19 situation has hit the World Test Championship series but I would still prefer to see the ICC complete the championship with all teams completing their scheduled matches,” Misbah stated in an interview on the Cricket Baaz channel on YouTube, in keeping with Press Belief of India.
It was reported that the ICC’s cricket committee, which meets subsequent month, will contemplate two choices — splitting factors or contemplate solely these matches performed by finish of March and base closing positions on the proportion of factors sides have gained from these they’ve contested.”I believe the matches could be rescheduled as a result of each crew ought to get a good likelihood to take a shot at qualifying for the ultimate,” Misbah stated.
The previous Pakistan captain felt that the league could be prolonged to accommodate matches hit by the pandemic.
Pakistan’s one Check in opposition to Bangladesh in April has not been performed as a result of pandemic. Different international locations have additionally had a number of of their scheduled sequence disrupted as a result of pandemic.
“It is now up to the ICC. I don’t know how they will manage things and I hope it is for the best but personally I would think all teams would want a proper closure of the [Test] championship,” the Pakistan head coach remarked.
In the meantime, Misbah stated gamers from “western countries” usually tend to be hit by psychological well being points if cricket is sustained to be performed in a strict bio-secure setting.
Pakistan themselves performed in a bio-bubble created for his or her England tour in August this 12 months.
The just about two-month lengthy Indian Premier League can be being held in a protected setting amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Yes it is an issue about players and team officials facing mental health issues if cricket continues to be played like it is being held right now. As far as Pakistan is concerned I think our players due to their social environment are mentally very strong so they can get through this period,” Misbah stated.
“But yes I believe in the long run, players and officials from western countries could be facing more such problems because their culture is different from ours,” Misbah advised the Cricket Baaz channel on YouTube.
He famous that in Pakistani tradition socialising was accomplished otherwise however in western international locations folks had been used to going out.
“For them I think this existing Covid-19 environment that has been created to ensure cricket is played is more of a challenge,” he added.
He stated the restricted and remoted situations on the England tour had been tough for the gamers however from a cricket perspective it additionally helped the Pakistani gamers and officers lots.
“I think it was good for us because communication improved between management and players, the players were supporting each other a lot and generally the bonding in the team improved a lot.”
Printed in Daybreak, October 24th, 2020