Cricket Stars ‘to play for humanity’ amid Covid-19 surge
Indian Premier League (IPL) have assured the overseas players to remain safe and urged to play on for “humanity”
BCCI Emailed Franchises
The chief operating officer of Board of Control for Cricket in India Heman Amin, sent email to eight franchises to remain and to instill confidence for the league despite of India’s Covid-19 high cases.
At a time when many Australian players have returned home, you are leading by example by staying on and contributing in distress times.
And Yes, IPL cricket should go on to provide hope 3hrs of Joy every evening! https://t.co/HK9E9NYjtU
— Amit Kumar Gupta (@amitgupta0310) April 26, 2021
Over 350,000 Covid-19 cases have recorded everyday and the state is now having a oxygen shortage, but the prestigious tournament has become a debate whether to postpone or continue.
Australian batsmen Chris Lynn already contacted a charter flight going home before travel restrictions were placed in the country.
“At a time such as this, when people are struggling to save their loved ones, it hardly seems prudent or even sensitive to have the otherwise much-loved cricketing league go on,” Reniya Naji writes.#IPL2021 https://t.co/KhMb8yjIRH
— LiveWire (@livewire) April 27, 2021
” We understand that many of you are apprehensive about how you will get back home once the tournament concludes, which is natural and understandable.
“We want to apprise you that you have nothing to worry about. The BCCI will do everything to ensure that you reach your perspective destinations seamlessly.
#IPL2021 | BCCI says no threat to IPL 2021 amid surge in COVID cases, says league will go on.
— Republic (@republic) April 26, 2021
“The BCCI is monitoring the situation with he government authorities to make arrangements to get you home once the tournament concludes.
” Be rest assured that the tournament is not over for BCCI till each one of you reached your home, safe and sound”
IPL is nt just a game festival it’s also hope. Life has to go on.The players had done their part in the last pandemic outbreak, the suit will follow.This is not good to criticise them blindly.They r giving us smile for 3-4 hrs everyday in these tough times. #IPL2021live #IPL2021 https://t.co/r2SdrLUC2m
— Janmejay Rupak (@IM_Janmejay) April 27, 2021
Amin continued: “if even for a minute, you can bring a smile om someone’s face, then you have done well.
” While you are professionals and will play to win. this time you are also playing for something much more important: humanity. Remember, we are all in this together. We are all untied! ”