It is the Covid-19 days and the highly mutant virus has handicapped all economic activities. While in India, the lockdown seems to be phasing out, the sporting community is still very unsure as to when they can ply their trade. The problem with having large sporting events are multi fold.
The biggest problem is that it requires a large public gathering and that can be detrimental. The second is the safety of players, media crew, broadcasters, support staff etc. The third is the fact that it’s impossible in sport not to have some sort of physical touch and even if the usage of saliva is banned, the question is will the fielders have gloves on?
Those are pertinent questions that the ICC has to answer in the coming months but for now our star cricketers are busy interacting with fans through social media. Recently in one such interaction, KL Rahul was asked his all time favourite batsman. The Karnataka lad was quick to take AB De Villiers’ name.