During the England Vs West Indies cricket match, simulated crowd noise along with music will be played to give a competitive surrounding to the players. This will also provide real-life stadium experience while watching the match at home.
For the three months, no cricket is there all over the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The England Vs West Indies Test series will mark resuming cricket amid this coronavirus outbreak. From 8th July to 28th July, both the team will play three matches Test series. The opening Test match will be taken place in Southampton at Ageas Bowl from 8th July (Wednesday).
However, the audiences are not allowed to take part in the Test series due to safety precautions. The whole Test series will be held in a bio-secure environment while following all the guidelines issued by the ICC. In the absence of spectators, the event organizers are looking for different options to enhance the match experience for the fans in empty stadiums.
According to a dia report, the ECB board and West Indies Cricket board have shown green signal on playing the last matches’ sound clips to provide some range of normalcy during the match. Also, both sides would decide together on which sound clip should be played during the match in the stadium. The event broadcasters would take care of controlling the stumps mics in the absence of the original audience in the stadium.
Some noise around would be nice: Kemar Roach
A lot of cricketers have accepted that playing a tch without spectator would be very much different as the real energy comes from the crowd. In the absence of fans, there would be a lack of that competitive spirit as well as that kind of zeal among the cricketers on the ground. Kemar Roach, the bowler of the Indies team supports the idea of playing previous sound clips in the stadiums. According to him, some noise would be great.