LONDON, May 14: World Cup-winning England pacer Jofra Archer has suggested playing audio of crowd noise to create a �realistic� atmosphere if cricket resumes behind closed doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused a collapse of sports events worldwide, forcing either cancellations or postponements.
Like other sports, international and domestic cricket too has been disrupted prompting the national boards to contemplate resuming the game behind closed doors.
�We play music at cricket. Why can�t we play some crowd simulation?� Archer said on the BBC podcast �Stumped�.
�We can play the clapping, play the oohs and the aahs and just try to make it as realistic as possible,� he added.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is exploring the possibility of using bio-secure venues, where players stay at the ground and are tested regularly. � PTI