Legendary former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels that everything is not at all right with cricket at the moment and the officials who are in charge should use this forced break to introspect and find out what is wrong within the game and how we can fix it.
The Coronavirus forced break should be used to figure out whether cricket is heading in the right direction or not, says West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding. The 66-year-old cricketer who has turned into commentator believes that pausing the cricket world was necessary amid the excessive commercialization of the sport. “Just use the pause to look within the game, to look at what has been happening with the administrators, with the players, and think: Are we heading in the right direction? Is everything is okay with our game? Personally, I don’t think so”, Michael Holding said.
“Everybody is just on their toes looking for each and every dollar available. But it’s high time that we should stop and review whether everything is fine and right within the game? Excessive commercialization of the sport has spoiled the nature of the sport”.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill with all the sporting events around the globe that have been postponed or canceled. The hugely popular IPL league has been postponed indefinitely and the T20 World Cup will be held later in Australia which is also in doubt.
The deadly disease has claimed around 2,18,000 lives with India which has resulted in more than 1000 deaths. Michael Holding which is also known as ‘whispering death’ is known for his quiet calm nature and the administrators will have to resume the cricketing action if necessary then behind the closed doors.
Let’s hope that the world gets back to normalcy so that we can witness some epic cricket happening in the stadium.