KP: Cricketers will have to deal with playing in empty stadiums

2020-05-11 15:50
Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen (PA/Supplied)

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes cricketers will have to deal with playing in empty stadiums once the sport resumes again.

Cricket, like almost all sport across the globe, is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic with no date yet in sight about when to return.

Pietersen thinks every effort should be made to resume professional cricket as soon as it is safe to do so, even if you have to do it in front of no spectators.

According to the former England international, fans around the world need a morale boost and watching live cricket can do that.

Pietersen was quoted as saying by Reuters: "Fans, the public, need a morale boost.

"Their morale at the moment is so negative, so down in the dumps. 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. So what if the crowds are not there? The crowds may not be there in person but the broadcasting numbers will be massive.

"Some sportsmen are in the prime of their life. Why would they not want to be playing?"

- TEAMtalk media

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