The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has sent a stern message that there will be no cricket in India in the near future amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The country has been facing a lockdown for one month and the rise in cases might further extend it too. There have been plenty of sports events that have been affected by this outbreak and cricket is no different.
First India’s bilateral series against South Africa was canceled due to coronavirus outbreak and then the Indian Premier League that was initially scheduled to begin in March-end was postponed till April 15 and eventually indefinitely.
“The social reality of Germany and India are different, there will be no cricket in India in the near future,” Ganguly told TOI on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians which is the most successful IPL franchise had to lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai in the opening match of the league.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar suggested that the 2020 and 2021 World T20 that is scheduled to take place in Australia and India respectively can be swapped as looking at the current situation.
The cricketers have been doing their bit in helping the people and the government to fight the pandemic. From Virat Kohli to Richa Ghosh, the cricket fraternity has been making donations to help.