Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stood agency on the stand of conducting the IPL 2021 in India. He additionally stated that nothing might be stated concerning the return of the remaining IPL season because the cricket schedule is kind of packed.
He was speaking to Indian Categorical in an interview. When requested concerning the security of the bio-bubble, he stated: “I don’t think so. The report we got is that there’s no breach of the bubble. How it happened is very difficult to say. How so many people are getting (infected) in the country is also very difficult to say.”
When requested whether or not it could have been a greater possibility had IP been organized in a single or two cities, Ganguly stated, “As I said, when we decided all this, there was no (Covid spike) in India. So it’s very easy to say now, but when this tournament was organized, Covid numbers (in India) were nothing. We started with Mumbai and finished there without any case. And Mumbai was very high (number of active Covid cases) then.”
This 12 months’s bio-bubble was not dealt with by UK-company Restrata. When requested Ganguly if an expert staff was dealing with the scenario, Ganguly stated: “They are all professional hands. Professional hands around the world can’t control it (virus penetrating the bubble). When it was happening in England (the second wave of the pandemic), there were cases in the English Premier League. Manchester City, Arsenal players got infected. Matches got rescheduled. Because their season is six months long, they can do it. But our season is tight. Since we have to (release) players to their respective countries, rescheduling was very difficult.”
He additionally knowledgeable that the Indian gamers within the IPL must individually vaccinate themselves on reaching their hometowns. Sourav Ganguly sounded defensive about organizing the IPL. He saved on giving the instance of EPL, La Liga, and different soccer leagues. Ganguly stated that it’s too early to remark if the IPL will return any time quickly.