Cricket is a game that is loved in almost every part of the world. It is considered to be one of the games which have the most lovers around the world. Pure cricket fans know about each and every league that is expected to be taken place.
They are highly updated about every event of cricket and surely they are very sensitive about this game and they get quite upset and worried when they get to know the threats that the game of cricket has been facing for some time.
Giles Clarke said that there must a stop to the illegal streaming of matches that is widely done on various websites these days. He said that these streaming is causing him a lot of trouble because their profit is being compromised due to these websites and he points as these websites to be a threat to the live streaming of cricket but he should also pay due attention to other possible threats of cricket that can also cause issues to the streaming of cricket as well as to the game of cricket. These threats might be due to the behaviors of the cricket players and it may also be due to other reasons.
Threats to the game of cricket
Some of the threats to cricket are discussed below
- One of the most dangerous threats to cricket is match-fixing and unfortunately match fixing has been increasing by leaps and bounds and due to match fixing the whole system of cricket gets highly affected. The fair and just system seems to be ending because the cricketers do not show their capabilities due to this. There is no patriotism among them. The officials are quite interested in making as much money as they can.
- The incident after which the matches were abandoned was when Shahid Afridi had chewed the ball in the stadium just before he was going to bowl. This attitude had created a negative impact in the minds of the cricket lovers as well as for the players because this action was considered to be illegal and anyone spotted doing so is likely to get banned.
- Sachin Tendulkar had announced that cricket is always going to be a part of his life and he can never leave it and even if he tends to leave the cricket then even the cricket will have a hard time after such a tragedy. The attitude of some of the cricket players show that they think that no one can be as good as they are and this kind of attitude can also be a threat to cricket because it can become a source of discouraging others who are may be at the learning stage or probably the ones who have just started their career.
- The security of the players has also become a problem for the officials. The Australian cricket team was being carried in an airplane when they had received a bomb threat. That’s when the pilot had to change the plans and he started to encircle the plane around Chandigarh until the safety of the team was assured. The airline says that they had a hard time trying to keep the team safe but of course the safety and comfort of their passengers is their number one priority.
- Foam fingers seem to be very harmless in a cricket ground. They add to the beauty of the cricket stadium and are a good source to encourage the team you are supporting but it has been discovered recently that they should be banned as they are flammable and so these are also considered to be a threat to the game of cricket.