Will IPL be canceled like Tests? after the case Corona in IPL 2021, English legend ask this question
It has been almost two weeks since the Indian cricket team pulled out of the Manchester Test due to coronavirus on the England tour. The last match of the series was to start on 10 September, but due to Corona’s case in the Indian team, this test had to be canceled. Since then, the English media and former cricketers have had a bitter taste about Indian cricket and especially the IPL (IPL 2021) and the famous T20 league are being targeted at every possible opportunity. One such occasion came on Wednesday when the case of Covid came in Sunrisers Hyderabad before the IPL 2021 match. In such a situation, former England captain Michael Vaughan raised the question of whether the IPL will also be canceled?
The second part of the IPL 2021 season being played in the UAE started on 19 September. This tournament is being played in a strict bio-secure bubble, where regular RT-PCR testing of players is also being done. Despite this, on Wednesday 22 September, Indian pacer T Natarajan of Sunrisers Hyderabad was found infected, after which he was isolated. At the same time, 6 members of the support staff, including team all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who came in close contact with Natarajan, have also been isolated as a precautionary measure.
Will IPL be canceled like Tests?
However, despite this, it has been decided to continue the match between Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals to be held on Wednesday and former England captain Michael Vaughan has also taunted BCCI while giving his reaction on the same issue. Vaughan tweeted, “Let’s see if IPL gets canceled like Test matches. I guarantee that will not happen.”
The IPL 2021 season has already been hit once by Corona. This year, after the completion of 29 matches of this season, which started in India itself in April, the cases of corona started coming. At that time there was havoc on the second wave of infection in India. After which the tournament was postponed and then it was decided to organize in the UAE in September-October.
Manchester Test was canceled due to Corona
As far as the Test match is concerned, after winning the fourth match at The Oval, the Indian team was 2-1 ahead in the five-match series and the last Test was to start in Manchester from 10 September. However, during the Oval Test itself, the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar were found infected, while physio Nitil Patel was also isolated. At the same time, a day before the Manchester Test, the team’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar was also found infected, after which the Indian players refused to play and the test had to be canceled.