Artificial crowd noise to pump players during ENG v WI Test series
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that artificial crowd noise and music will be used in the stadium to pump up players during England vs West Indies Test series, starting From July 8.
The first Test tomorrow will mark the return of international cricket after almost three months. Australia and New Zealand appeared in the last international outing on March 13 after which the whole world came at a standstill due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Following the new cricket rules amid COVID-19 pandemic released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), ECB has provided a bio-secure environment to West Indians who arrived in England in June.
To add some excitement during the series, ECB and Cricket West Indies (WICB) has agreed to install artificial crowd noise in the stadium. Both the boards believe that it will provide feel to the players while battling for victory.
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India fears T20 World Cup delay could hamper IPL 2020
India's cricket leaders are becoming impatient with the world body's delays in deciding whether the Twenty20 World Cup will go ahead this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Cup holdup is stopping the Board of Control for Cricket in India from setting a date for its biggest earner, the Indian Premier League.
The International Cricket Council has said it will make a decision in July on the future of the 20 over event which was due to start in Australia in October. But no date for a meeting has been announced.
"Why they (the ICC) are delaying we have no idea," BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told AFP, adding the BCCI was "already planning (the IPL) and we are looking for a window."
"We will see how the situation pans out," he said. "We will explore options whether we can have it here or overseas."
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Afridi makes startling claim about Indian team asking for forgiveness from Pakistan
Former Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has made a startling claim that Indian cricketers have asked for forgiveness from the men in green on multiple occasions after losing the cricket match to Pakistani players.
Afridi in an interview with Cric Cast on YouTube, said that he has always enjoyed playing against the arch rivals and on some occasions in which Pakistan dominated, the neighbours extended an apology.
"I have always enjoyed playing against India. I believe we’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after the match," Afridi said.
"I have enjoyed a lot playing against India and Australia, you have more pressure. They are big teams."
The former cricketer's comment is likely to stir a reaction on the other side of the border.
It is worthy to mention that in the Test format, Pakistan won 12 from 59 matches against India while the men ...