India cricketer Vijay Shankar conceded there was no contact from his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad regarding this 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The begin of money-wealthy league was pushed again to April 15 from March 29 as a result of coronavirus pandemic, nevertheless, it stays extremely unlikely that IPL’s first match might be performed out on that exact day as a result of lockdown. More than 460,000 have been contaminated by the virus whereas in extra of 21,000 have misplaced their lives worldwide. These numbers carry on rising on a regular basis as the complete globe is struggling the wrath of it.
Amid all this, Shankar revealed that he hasn’t been in contact with the franchise and is taking part in the ready sport contemplating the state of affairs.
“No message, nothing. But things don’t look promising at this point and it would be too early to comment upon anything. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait,” Shankar was quoted as saying by Khel Now.
“I’m sitting at house and doing nothing. I’m not pondering a lot concerning the IPL or cricket typically as a result of issues are fairly scary lately as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
“The information concerning the situation of individuals in Italy and different components of the world is disappointing, and I proper now, all I’m fascinated about is staying protected at house and do no matter within the consolation of my house,” he added.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced a 21-day lockdown in the complete nation, as half of authorities’s stringent efforts to deal with coronavirus illness Covid-19.
“This virus is spreading very quickly across the world. It spreads like wildfire. Looking at the experience of these countries, the successful way to tackle the spread of virus is social distancing,” PM Modi mentioned in his deal with to nation on Tuesday.
“There is no way to avoid coronavirus other than social distancing. We have to break the cycle of transmission,, Some are under the impression that social distancing are for patients. Social distancing is for everyone, even for the prime minister,” he added.