Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham said corporal punishment and cricket would have prevented the August riots.
The former England captain is planning to promote “cage cricket”, a version of the sport that shares many of the basic concepts with cricket.
The game will be played between two teams, each made up of 7 players in matches featuring 1 batting and 1 bowling innings per team.
Each inning consists of 6 overs, where 6 players will each bowl an over of 6 balls, or alternatively, the player can come up with their own rules.
A high density mat will form the batting wicket to ensure a higher bounce of the ball.
“We desperately need to create an opportunity for youngsters to mingle, discipline themselves and play a game. We could find ourselves a cricketer” Mr Botham told reporters.
“I believe in the cane. It didn’t do me any harm as a child. Youngsters today need discipline and to get off their backsides.”
The comments came a month after the 55 year old was trapped in his city centre hotel room when the chaos broke out the night before the Third Test between England and India in Edgbaston.