Jofra Archer: Play crowd noise at games behind closed doors

Jofra Archer: Play crowd noise at games behind closed doors

England are scheduled to play three Tests against West Indies and three against Pakistan this summer

Crowd noise should be played at grounds if cricket returns behind closed doors, says England fast bowler Jofra Archer.

There will be no cricket in England and Walesuntil at least 1 Julybecause of the coronavirus pandemic.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is considering staging games without fans.

“We play music at cricket. Why can’t we play some crowd simulation?” Archer said on BBC World Service’s Stumped podcast.

“We can play the clapping, play the oohs and the aahs and just try to make it as realistic as possible.”

The ECB is exploring the possibility of using bio-secure venues, where players stay at the ground and are tested regularly for coronavirus.

This could mean grounds like Old Trafford and Southampton, which have a hotel on site, are used.

Last week, England pace bowler Mark Wood said players would bewilling to go into isolationin order to play this summer.

Archer, who has not played since January because of an

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