The cash-rich league Indian Premier League has been postponed indefinitely and the chances of it taking place this year also seem bleak. Now the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that no cricket event is going to take place in the near future in India.
When the former Indian skipper was asked a question by TOI in regard to Germany thinking of starting its football tournament Bundesliga in May, he said that there is a huge difference in the social reality of both the nations and he doesn’t believe in sport if it may be risky for human lives.
Another Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also supports the opinion of Sourav Ganguly and the former feels that the top-flight cricket should be started in India only after the vaccine for COVID-19 comes into market.
Bhajji says that during IPL when the teams travel, airports are pretty crowded, there is a huge crowd outside hotel and stadiums and it will be difficult to manage such crowd, especially when social distancing is the need of the hour.
The former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has earlier stated that India and Australia should think about exchanging the World Cup hosting rights. T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be held in Australia later this year while T20 World Cup 2021 is going to take place in India.
The Little Master feels that organizing IPL or T20 World Cup in empty stadiums is also going to be pretty tough as there is huge crowd even during the practice sessions. He says that it won’t be easy to control the Indian crowd and as far as the monetary losses are concerned, we have to bear with it.
The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation of all the sports events all over the world. The lethal virus has already taken lives of more than 1.80 lakh people while the number of infected cases has crossed the 26 lakh mark. In such a scenario when the whole world is fighting a contagious disease, we just can’t afford to risk human lives.
Stay at home and stay safe!