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IPL 2021: ‘There is no going back now’, teams feel the tournament should continue despite cases emerging in bio-bubble

IPL 2021: ‘There isn’t any going again now’, groups really feel the match ought to proceed regardless of circumstances rising in bio-bubble

New Delhi: Gamers, particularly abroad recruits, are feeling edgier following the emergence of two COVID-19 circumstances within the Kolkata Knight Riders camp on Monday however groups really feel “there isn’t any going again” and the IPL ought to proceed regardless of the ever-increasing menace of the raging pandemic.

Questions are being raised on how a strict bio-bubble created for the world’s greatest T20 league was breached after KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier bought contaminated with the lethal virus.

International gamers, who have been already anxious about getting dwelling with journey restricted from India, are a extra nervous lot.

“There isn’t any going again now with half of the match achieved. The information (optimistic circumstances in KKR) makes the BCCI’s job tougher,” a franchise official instructed PTI.

“We’ve got been listening to {that a} participant bought contaminated as a result of he was taken outdoors the bubble for scans. So, it may have occurred outdoors the bubble. So far as I do know, everyone seems to be strictly following the protocols laid out by the BCCI and there was no breach there,” he added.

One other workforce official mentioned the match ought to proceed so long as extra groups will not be affected by the virus.

“Even when you need to pause the match, how lengthy are you able to maintain again? The one manner is to maintain isolating the optimistic circumstances and maintain taking part in. The gamers are naturally extra anxious now however it’s primarily as a result of they don’t seem to be certain about how they’d get again dwelling,” mentioned the official.

UK, Australia and New Zealand have banned travellers from India and a large variety of gamers competing within the IPL are from the these international locations.

Some international gamers like Australia’s Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye left within the nick of time earlier than journey bans got here into impact however most of them have chosen to remain again and see out the occasion ending 30 Could.

“We should always let the BCCI resolve what’s finest for all of us. Flooding them with too many opinions on what must be achieved following the circumstances at KKR would solely result in extra confusion,” mentioned one other prime official of a workforce.

5-time winners Mumbai Indians have been already testing their gamers each day and different groups are more likely to comply with that within the wake of circumstances at KKR.

KKR gamers have been instructed to isolate within the room and even groups like Delhi Capitals have instructed its gamers and assist employees to remain of their rooms after the event on Monday.

The 2 sides performed one another 4 days in the past.

“Following the information, we’ve got been instructed to remain in our rooms and strictly comply with the protocols. The gamers are absolutely conscious that the scenario outdoors is grim and the IPL bio bubble is a a lot safer surroundings at this time limit,” mentioned a assist employees member of a number one franchise.

A former India participant competing within the league summed it up aptly.

“There’s lots of nervousness amongst gamers. Clearly we’re being examined each second day however trying on the scenario within the nation, you might be at all times scared what subsequent in case you check optimistic,” he mentioned.

“We’re hanging in there however you can not simply negate the concern issue,” he added.

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Updated: May 3, 2021 — 1:31 pm

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