Players must play, crowd or no crowd: Kevin Pietersen
MUMBAI: The resumption of sport will raise the morale of people around the world during the COVID-19 crisis and Cricket players owe fans a closed-door game if that speeds up the process, former England captain Kevin Pietersen said.
The spread of the novel. coronavirus Sport has been paralyzed worldwide in the past two months and Pietersen believes that every effort should be made to resume professional activity. Cricket as soon as it is safe to do so.
Fans, the public, need a morale boost. His morale right now is so negative, so depressed, the 39-year-old man said in an interview.
Sport is so uplifting and so positive for so many people. New sport will have to be played behind closed doors until we find a vaccination for coronavirus. Sportsmen have got to deal with it.
With golfer Rory McIlroy preparing to play a charity event on May 17 and the English soccer Premier League planning a return for mid-June, Pietersen discovers that it is unfathomable that no top athlete wants to exercise his trade as soon as possible.
Some athletes are in the prime of their lives. Why wouldn't they want to play? added.
So what if the crowds are not there? The crowds may not be there in person, but the broadcast numbers will be massive.
Looking more broadly at a possible silver lining to the crisis, Pietersen said it was an opportunity for his sport to have a serious look at solutions to problems shared by the entire Cricket ing world.
The nice thing, if you can have a look at something that's nice about this coronavirus, is it's affecting absolutely everybody, Pietersen said.
" Virat Kohli is in the same position as Kane Williamson how Joe Root to Steve Smith how Quinton de Kock ... we are all in this together.
So we all have to come together, understand what is important to us, work together, overcome this together, and make good decisions together.
Always a big fan favorite, Pietersen hit 23 centuries and scored over 8,000 runs in 104 Tests for England before finally hanging up his bat in 2018 after a few years playing for club teams around the world.
South Africa, where he was born and raised, remains close to Pietersen's heart and along with his work how a Cricket pundit and business interests, he has become closely associated with the conservation of endangered animals in the country.
He is particularly identified with the battle to preserve the rhino and the charity he founded, SORAI or Save our Rhino Africa/India, rescues abandoned, injured or orphaned rhinos.
"When we come out of this global crisis, how humans we have to play a bigger and more significant role in making sure we protect the planet and protect all the species," said Pietersen, who will relaunch the brand at the end of June.
No hay forma de que podamos permitir que animales how el rinoceronte se extingan, el pangolín se extinga. Es simplemente incomprensible incluso pensar que algo así pueda suceder.