IPL 2021: Former England captain's big statement, said- it is not good to watch the tournament when people are dying on the streets
Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the BCCI had no other option but to postpone the IPL-2021 indefinitely due to the growing Kovid-19 cases in India. . There are frequent cases of Kovid in India and this deadly virus has also entered into the IPL bio bubble which is considered to be the safest till now. On Monday and Tuesday, reports of Kovid-positive cases came out of the league continuously and then the BCCI-IPL Governing Council decided to postpone it on Tuesday.
Two Kolkata Knight Riders players, Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier, were found infected with the virus on Monday. Apart from these two, three people of the support staff of CSK were also caught in the virus. On Tuesday, Sunrisers Hyderabad's Riddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra were also caught in the virus.
It's bigger than cricket
Former England captain Hussain said that what is happening in the country, the players could not turn a blind eye to it and the situation had become such that IPL 2021 had to be postponed. Hussain wrote in the English newspaper Daily Mail, "There was no other option but to postpone the IPL. Not at all, after the violation of bio bubble in many places. Enough was enough. It has become much bigger than the game of cricket. The player is not foolproof nor insensitive. He was fully aware of the situation in India. He must have seen on TV that people are begging for hospitals and oxygen beds. He must have seen the unused ambulance outside the cricket stadium and wondered if it is right for him to play at this time. He must have been uncomfortable. "
The tournament is not right at such a time
Hussain said that watching IPL does not suit when people are dying on the streets. He said, "When people are dying on the streets, it is indecent to see this tournament. I will not criticize the players but it had to be postponed. The mistake was that the tournament was held in India. Six months ago he hosted the IPL in the United Arab Emirates and it was fantastic. Kovid's cases were few and Bubble was not compromised. They should have gone back there. "