BCCI President Sourav Ganguly ruled out the possibility of the immediate resumption of cricket in India due to COVID-19.
India is currently on lockdown until May 3 after it had been extended from the original plan of April 14. With that, the possibility of holding the matches in closed stadiums was foreseen until the virus is completely eradicated. The same fate may lie for Germany’s Bundesliga which looks forward to resume in May.
Despite having some players agree to the idea that cricket matches in India be held behind closed doors, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says otherwise.
‘The social reality of Germany and India are different, there will be no cricket in India in the near future’, Ganguly said. ‘There are too many ifs and buts involved. More importantly, I don't believe in sport when there is a risk to human life’.
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also agreed to Ganguly when he said, ‘When IPL teams travel, there's a huge crowd at the airports, hotels, outside the stadium. How are you going to stop them if you are looking to maintain social distancing? There should be no top-flight cricket till there is a vaccine for COVID-19’.
So far, all Indian cricket events had been indefinitely postponed due to the virus. This includes the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) which also caters to foreign cricketers. To know more about the IPL, head over to Betwala.
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