Edited By Nityanand Pathak | Language | Updated: 31 May 2020, 03:17:00 PM IST
Sri Lankan great batsman Kumar Sangakkara said that playing cricket under the International Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines would be really strange, but he understands that there is no better option. The ICC has recently issued comprehensive guidelines to restore cricket around the world, as well as stringent protocols to avoid the Corona epidemic.
Sangakkara said in the Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected', 'I understand that these guidelines will stop players, hinder them from playing, it will be really strange and when I think about it, I also feel weird. Sangakkara said, “But health and safety are paramount. Health is most important at this time, especially for the players so that their confidence in the return to cricket will increase and maybe after some time stadiums can be opened for the spectators too. '
Security measures issued by the ICC include the appointment of Chief Medical Officers and a 14-day separate practice camp before the match and the umpires wearing gloves to catch the ball.
Sangakkara is also the president of the Merrillbone Cricket Club (MCC), talking about the guidelines of the World Governing Body, saying, 'All this will be possible only in mutual participation because when you are under contract then you are safe for the employer players. They are responsible for creating the atmosphere and assuring that the environment in which they will work is safe. '