Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, no cricket is happening nowadays. It is even hard to think of rescheduling the canceled and delayed leagues as no one can say when the situations will get better.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), that was to kick off its thirteenth edition by 29th March, was rescheduled twice or thrice as the lockdown kept on extending. Although, the restrictions and the situations are ease than before and a bit of public movement has been allowed across the globe, so there are chances to league the ahead.
India and Pakistan, being the rival nations, have added a twist of fume in their cricket matches and when the game happens, its more like a war rather than a game. Spectators find it amusing and thrilling to watch India vs Pakistan, especially World Cups.
In 2003, India again beat Pakistan and maintained the World Cup streak of a win against Pakistan. Pakistan have never managed to win the World Cup against the neighboring country, India. Although they gave the surplus target then, they lost eventually as Indian batsmen played sensible innings.
Mark Hesson, an ex-Australian cricketer thinks that it can be a chance for the Indian Premier League (IPL) organizers to hold the league in case if the ICC T20 World Cup gets canceled amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all cricketing schedules have been affected. ICC T20 World Cup is most likely to be postponed or get shifted to 2022. Consequently, Indian cricketing authorities can have a chance to hold IPL.
According to Mike Hesson, ne of the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is all set to take part in IPL no matter whenever it begins.
Mike Hesson, who was a former coach of the New Zealand Cricket Team, has recently been appointed as RCB’s director of Cricket Operations. He respects the opinion of delaying the league indefinitely has revealed that RCB will be ready whenever authorities will feel like kicking it off.
The practicing sessions of Virat Kohli’s leading side were also brought to a halt amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Mike seems hopeful that whenever the situation gets better, they can go for their practice sessions as well.
We’re still really hopeful: Mike Hesson
“We were obviously a week away from coming into camp, like everybody else, feeling well advanced in terms of our planning. Quite rightfully, everything’s been put on hold and everybody is going about their work,” Hesson was quoted as saying in Star Sports’ Show Cricket Connected.
RCB is ready whenever IPL happens: Mike Hesson
“There are obviously other priorities at the moment that people are focussing on. We’re still really hopeful that things will evolve and there will be an IPL this year and if it happens, then I can assure you that RCB will be ready,” he added.
It is to be noted that IPL was all set to be commenced by 29th March but it faced many obstacles in its way of scheduling as the lockdown kept on extending and still exists amidst the Coronavirus. Now, there are no comments over the authentic schedule for IPL. The case is very similar for the other T20 leagues and other cricketing scenarios across the globe due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Harbhajan Singh, the former India cricketer has lashed out at the former Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi, over his controversial statements over Harbhajan’s beloved nation India, and its prime minister, Modi.
In a social media video, the Pakistani veteran was spotted passing on comments regarding Modi’s visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Harbhajan has shown his aggression in regards and says that from now on, they don’t want any relation with Afridi.
Recently, SLC proposed BCCI to resume the series in summers that priorly got cancelled amid the Coronavirus outbreak. In response, the Indian board has hinted that resuming cricket might be an option. However, they still do concern the health of their players at first rather than organizing the league.
The Coronavirus has stopped the flow of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that was to be commenced by 29th March. Amidst the lockdown, the government and the cricketing authorities have taken a mutual decision to postpone the league until further notice.
Canceling the league definitely might cause the board and the franchises’ stakeholders financially. As the availability of the players is one of the major obstacles, the board might be forced to either cancel the league or hold it behind closed doors but, considering the situation, it doesn’t seem possible for the Indian Players to go ahead with the league.
The quarantine amidst the Coronavirus outbreak has forced people to stay at homes. There is no physical activity as sports scenarios have brought to a standstill. Without any physical workout, the most disturbing creatures on the Earth are athletes. As they got nothing to do, they are busying themselves in Instagram live sessions with their fellows to kill boredom and to reveal more about themselves.
Rohit Sharma is one of the cricketing figures who are holding live Instagram sessions with their mates. Recently, Sharma was spotted in a chat with Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal where he expressed his disappointment over getting no support from Bangladesh while playing in Bangladesh.
Rohit thinks that getting the support from the fans is one of the enhancing factors for the players but if there isn’t any support from the crowd, a player might get disappointed and discouraged while losing his confidence.
Rohit Sharma revealed that there is no such nation where India plays and get no support as India have gotten star players in their teams. He thinks that Bangladesh is the only place where India do not get support.
Rohit Sharma: India do not get any support from Bangladesh
“I mean India and Bangladesh, the people the cricket fans are passionate about the game, so, every time we make mistakes we are also criticized by everyone, not just the media and also the people who are watching the game. And I’m very sure it’s the same there because I’ve been to Bangladesh myself and I’ve seen how passionate everyone is to watch the game.”
“Especially when we come to the ground to play the match it’s unbelievable, because, India is not used to not having support at the ground and Bangladesh is the only place where we don’t get any support,” Rohit told Tamim in the Facebook live session on Friday.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to resume the bilateral series in the island nation in July as per the new development of new.
Virat Kohli’s side was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in July for a three-match ODI series and a maximum number of T20 matches, but the condition is not conducive to manage the spread of the coronavirus. However, the SLC has emailed the BCCI in July to resume the delayed tour.
An official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier revealed that Team India would undergo isolation following the rules of the Coronavirus before they leave for Australia later this year for signing in to Test matches against them.
Team India is to face quarantine isolation to save the Test series against Australia later this year, which, if it happens, will cause financial trouble to both boards, especially Australia, as president, Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), believes it will not be possible for India to play five-match Test series. He thinks that amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, they will prefer to go ahead with T20Is and ODIs only following the quarantine isolation guidelines.