Babar Azam praying pandemic wont scupper World Cup
"It will be my first World Cup as skipper so I am praying
for it and keeping fingers crossed," Azam said in a virtual press
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discuss the event
at its board meeting in Dubai next week. Azam said he would not mind if cricket
was played in closed stadiums, without fans.
It would be tough to play without fans because they cheer along
and back you up, but who knows better than [us] how to play without crowds,
said Azam. Australia is due to host the seventh Twenty20 World Cup in October and
November but organizers face challenges of providing appropriate biosecurity
and quarantine measures for 15 international teams. Lingering travel
restrictions could also hit the event, where 45 matches are scheduled to be
played in seven cities.
We are now fourth in Twenty20, sixth in ODIs and seventh in
Tests which is not acceptable and I want to see improvements in that, Azam