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During the Battle with Corona, Is IPL essential?

Is IPL considered in essentials when everyone in India is suffering from a lack of oxygen, and are infected with corona, and many people are dying because of a lack of oxygen?

Ariba Naseem

Ariba NaseemBy Ariba Naseem

Published on 2 May 2021 7:25 AM GMT

During the Battle with Corona, Is IPL essential?
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Delhi: At a time when almost every Indian is waiting in line outside hospitals for beds, oxygen cylinders, or standing outside cremation centres for their number to cremate the body of their loved ones, BCCI had announced the IPL Match, which had begun on April 9, 2021 and will end on May 30, 2021.

"The tournament will proceed as scheduled, at least for the time being," a board of officials with knowledge of the situation said on condition of anonymity. The BCCI is said to be monitoring events on a regular basis, but the Board will not call the IPL off voluntarily unless the authorities have given permission. We know that these are difficult times, and we will work with the franchises to make travel arrangements for players who are leaving for different reasons and their replacements, if any, "the official said.


The IPL match will be held in 6 various cities: Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, New Delhi and Kolkata. If we look at the stadiums where the game will be held, we can see how these stadiums will help in this critical time if they are converted into hospitals for covid patients. If we talk about funds, the BCCI has enough that if they want, they can fund for the corona patients, but I don't think they should delay the match right now, maybe it is more important for them than the lives. It is also the matter of concern for the players' health, because according to WHO, the second wave is more dangerous than the first, because air is the primary carrier of the virus, whereas in the first wave the virus was spreaded by touching, it is now a matter of concern for everyone and BCCI should take a step forward and should cancel the match and facilitate the stadium with the beds, and hospital facilities.

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