The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) said on Tuesday that it will do its best to ensure that the players participating in the Indian Premier League return home without any interruption after the tournament ends in the last week of May. The BCCI has made this statement after three Australian players returned home due to increasing cases of Covid-19 in India. Also read- IPL 2021: Five players who have withdrawn due to rising Covid cases
It is our responsibility to drop you home
Andrew Tye of Rajasthan Royals, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa of Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to withdraw from the IPL. BCCI COO Hemang Amin said in a letter addressed to the players, “We know that many of you are apprehensive about how to return home after the tournament ends. We assure you that there is no need to worry. We assure you that the tournament will not end for the BCCI till you reach your home safely.
You are a professional and play to win
Amin praised the players for remaining in the tournament. He said, ‘As some of you players said that if we are able to divert people’s attention from all the problems for a short time, then we play an important role. When you land on the ground, you create hope among the millions who are watching it. If you can put a smile on someone’s face even for a minute, then you have done a good job. You are professional and play to win, but this time you are doing even more important work. ‘
The heart of the matter
India is reporting more than 3 lakh Covid cases daily and the mortality rate is increasing with each passing day. The shortage of oxygen, ICU beds and medical facility has collapsed the health facilities. In another addition, Australia suspended all the flights to India with immediate effect. David Hussey, who is associated with Kolkata Knight Riders said that the participating Australian players are a little bit whether they can go back to Australia or not.