A Mumbai-based social activist Ravi Nair has written to BCCI to scrap the IPL 2020 with immediate effect. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have suffered the early blow after as many 13 players including India medium pacer Deepak Chahar have tested positive for COVID-19.
“It is an incorrect perception that Indians are desperately waiting for cricketing entertainment, while millions are out of work, starving for food, education and health care across India especially in the villages in rural India,” the notice read.
Furthermore, the notice stated, “In order to escape healthy criticism of allowing IPL – XIII Edition, the venue for the IPL is shifted to UAE. This in no way guarantees the safety of the players at all. Especially as UAE has reported 400 cases, this week on 23/08/2020.”
The IPL 2020 is slated to begin from September 19 in UAE. This won’t be the first time when the IPL is being held outside India. The first time it took place away from India was back in 2009 when South Africa hosted the mega even while the first half of the 2014 edition was held in UAE.