Corona eclipses IPL extravaganza making it uncertain
Dhaka: Due to coronavirus, the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) is being held in a country far away from India - the United Arab Emirates. Bio-secure bubbles have been created in three stadiums and cricketers' hotels in Dubai, Emirates and Sharjah. But the corona virus has entered through that bubble! The latest bad news is that this time a key member of the Medical Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has contracted the virus.
Cricketers, supporting staff, team assistants, doctors - no one is spared from the coronavirus. In the bio-secure bubble, the corona attack is not going to be stopped even after following so many health protection rules and regulations.
A total of 13 Chennai Super Kings members tested corona positive. This knock has forced them to postpone the practice schedule. The hotel has extended captivity. Suresh Raina has returned to India from Dubai in a panic. Mumbai Indians star pacer Lasith Malinga has also withdrawn from the IPL.
Another Mumbai Indians spinner, Harbhajan Singh, has yet to join the team in Dubai. He canceled the flight and postponed his journey twice. According to people close to Vajji, the spinner is also going to decide not to play in the IPL.
The Australian pacer Jos Hazlewood is in a dilemma whether to come to Dubai after seeing Corona's attack on Chennai Super Kings. Hazlewood said he would discuss the matter with Cricket Australia and make a final decision.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Ken Williamson has the same worries as Hazelwood. On Thursday, September 3, he is scheduled to catch a flight from New Zealand to Dubai. However, 24 hours before boarding the flight, he also expressed concern. ‘Of course it's bad news, Williamson told New Zealand Radio, someone has been infected with corona; no one would want to hear that. '
IPL is scheduled to start from September 19. But three weeks before the start, the presence and panic of the corona virus plunged the entire tournament into another crisis. So far, the BCCI has not been able to finalize the schedule for the tournament. What will happen if corona hits again after the start of the game? The whole tournament turned upside down!
Before the start of the field game, the whole tournament is now on the cheek! Impressions are gained in a fluid, global, diffused way.
Will there be play?