Three Australian cricketers, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, and Ken Richardson, have left the league and returned home, but dozens of foreign players are still part of the tournament. However, some observers believe that the league is providing entertainment to the people in this difficult time, and with its help, people are being confined to their homes.
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IPL competition just 500 meters from the hospital
Journalist Sharda Agra says, “People think that you will either oppose the IPL or not. We just want the IPL, the biggest sporting event in our country, to show some sympathy for what is happening around us and not ignore it.
In an article published in The Quint, he said, “It looks like the IPL era is happening in a galaxy.” “If you are a cricketer in the IPL, you can easily ignore the lack of oxygen or hospital beds in Delhi,” journalist Rohan VenkaTrama Krishna wrote in Scroll.
With the help of BCCI’s BioSecure Bubble, you can ignore this medical disaster in Delhi. (Even) there is a separate counter for IPL at the airport.
According to him, many people have questioned the continuation of the IPL in these circumstances.
Why Test reserves for cricketers? When an ordinary citizen has to wait for several days for hospitalization? Why are ambulances kept separate for sports personalities, when citizens are traveling from one hospital to another in auto-rickshaws with oxygen cylinders?
Journalist Anand Katakam says that IPL matches are being played at a distance of only 500 meters from LNJP Hospital.
An IPL organizer and a senior Indian board official told Reuters that the league would continue as scheduled as it would entertain people in difficult times.
“Everyone has his own view,” he said. Maybe the IPL is more important right now.
On condition of anonymity, he said, “At least thanks to this, the spectators are confined to their homes, otherwise they will come out without wearing masks.”
The same argument has been put forward by several owners of IPL teams.
According to Reuters, Chennai Super Kings chief Kasi Vishwanathan said, “Our foreign players are satisfied. We did not hear any complaints from them. We don’t think any of them will return home in the middle of the league. ”
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A user named Dr. Menal wrote on Twitter: ‘Vaccine distribution in India is very difficult but still IPL crorepati players are being given priority in vaccination while front line medical staff is suffering from coronavirus. Is.’
Indian bowler Ravi Ashwin, who is participating in the IPL, had left the IPL on his own to help his family. Many cricketers have different views in this regard. Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist writes: “The stats are staggering but the IPL is on. Is it inappropriate? Or is it necessary to focus every night? ‘