On a day a resident of New Delhi examined optimistic for coronavirus, taking the variety of contaminated folks in India to 31 (together with 16 Italian vacationers), BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gave a inexperienced sign to the The Indian Premier League (IPL), saying that ‘IPL is very much on’.
“IPL is very much on. Everywhere, the tournaments are going on. England are already in Sri Lanka. South Africa are here. There are no issues,” Ganguly informed PTI on Friday.
The glitzy T20 occasion, that includes each Indian and worldwide stars, will get underway on March 29 in Mumbai with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on final yr’s runner-ups Chennai Super Kings.
“County teams are travelling all over the world. They are travelling to Abu Dhabi, UAE to play. So there is no problem,” he added.
Ganguly, nevertheless, asserted that every one precautionary measures will be taken in order that the gamers and the spectators don’t get contaminated with the virus, including that a medical crew is thrashing out the specifics.
“We will take all precautions. I don’t know precisely what are the additional measures. It’s solely medical crew which will inform us about that. The medical crew is already in contact with the hospitals in order that the whole lot is offered. We will do what the doctors say. They are the professionals.
“All medical points will be addressed by the medical crew. Every match will go on,” he added.
The variety of folks sickened by the quickly spreading virus was near 97,000 on Thursday night, with over 3,300 of those believed to have succumbed to the ensuing sickness. The pathogen, just like the Sars virus that unfold in 2002-2003, results in cough, fever and, in severe instances, respiratory misery that may flip deadly.
The virus began spreading in China in late December, however is now recording an exponential spike exterior of the nation. Iran, South Korea and Italy are among the many nations the place the outbreak is now most severe.
(With PTI inputs)