Cricket News : Shoaib Akhtar feels no cricket will be played till 2021

The cricket world gripped with Coronavirus currently is looking to resume normal operations as soon as possible. But according to the Pakistan bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar, he feels there will not be cricket for one year. The former Pakistan bowler said that he does not expect the T20 World Cup in Australia to take place this year, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Akhtar spoke to news agency PTI on Sunday and was blunt about his assessment by saying that “he feels cricket can’t back to normal so soon”.

The 44-year-old went on to add that he does not feel India’s Tour Down Under will take place this year. “Leave aside, T20 World Cup, I don’t even see that India’s tour Down under post world cup is also possible in the current circumstances. My assessment is there won’t be any cricket for next one year. The T20 World Cup is not going to happen,” he said.

Akhtar further explained the reasons behind his assessment. “We are dealing with a pandemic at the moment. Any industry, which requires crowd gathering, is going to suffer,” Akhtar added.

Meanwhile, South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has indicated that he was unsure whether the Men’s T20 World Cup will be taking place this year or not amid the coronavirus pandemic. Steyn was doing an #AskDale session on Twitter and a fan ended up asking his thoughts on the upcoming tournament in Australia.