The coronavirus pandemic has meant that global cricket has come to a screeching halt with no possible date of resumption currently insight. As cricket boards are itching to get things underway, discussions regarding holding games in the absence of spectators have started to take place.
Talking about his experience of playing a couple of Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 crisis, Quetta Gladiators’ Jason claimed it was highly disappointing. He said it was fun to witness jam-packed stadiums in the PSL but without fans, the contests did not have the same appeal.
“No atmosphere. Simple as that to be honest. It was a very strange feeling. You’re used to, as a batsman, with the bowler running in, it being relatively quiet You learn to block out the crowd but then as soon as that ball’s done you hear the crowd going absolutely berserk and over there when that was the case it was dead silence, it was the strangest thing,” Roy said.