Australian veteran Ian Chappell believes that the suspension of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) shows that cricket is not impenetrable and the postponement of the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in India due to Kovid-19 or elsewhere. It cannot be denied to be held.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Riddhiman Saha, Delhi Capitals ‘Amit Mishra and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakraborty, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert and the famous Krishna were found positive for Kovid-19, despite a tight bio-safe environment.
Former Australian veteran Ian Chappell said, “The suspension of IPL 2021 is a reminder that the sport is not impenetrable due to the rise of the Kovid infection in the general public and the number of deaths that some players have found positive.
India is still reeling from the second wave of Kovid-19 and more than four lakh cases are being reported here every day. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. Chappell said, “In view of the current environment, the suspension of IPL can set an example and thereafter the year-end T20 World Cup in India can be postponed or held elsewhere.
Chappell said that in the past too, the game has been affected due to various reasons. He said, “In the past too, tour and matches had to be canceled due to various reasons. There were some stories attached to them, some of which were sad and some were entertaining.”