Updated: April 10, 2020 6:11:23 pm
India’s Anil Chaudhary, an umpire in ICC’s worldwide panel, is going through a communication nightmare whereas being stranded at his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh in the course of the nationwide lockdown. Chaudhury, who was supposed to officiate in the India-South Africa ODI series which was known as off as a result of coronavirus outbreak, mentioned he’s now having to climb up trees in search of mobile network.
The 55-year-old umpire mentioned he determined to go to his village, Dangrol in UP’s Shamli district, along with his two sons after the India vs South Africa sequence was cancelled.
“I’m here with my two sons since March 16. I was visiting the village after quite some time so I planned to stay for a week but then the lockdown was announced and now I’m following the directives, while my mother and wife are in Delhi,” Chaudhary advised ‘PTI-Bhasha’.
“The biggest problem is the network here. I can’t talk to anyone or use the internet. To be able to do that I have to go outside the village, climb up a tree or go to the rooftop. Then also the network is not available all the time,” he mentioned.
Chaudhary mentioned he wants web to entry ICC’s on-line programmes for umpires.
The absence of mobile and web providers in the village can also be affecting his son’s research as a number of academic institutes have resorted to on-line courses to complete the curriculum. “One of my son studies in the Hindu College, his classes are going on but he is unable to attend them.”
Chaudhary says the mobile network downside is just not a brand new subject. The village has been battling the difficulty for the previous one yr regardless of being lower than 100km from Delhi. “This network problem has been there for the past one year but because of the lockdown it is affecting studies. This village is only 85km away from Delhi,” he mentioned.
According to Chaudhary, the village chief has written a letter to the district in-charge to complain concerning the matter. “We sent a letter 10 days ago but we are yet to receive an answer,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Chaudhary has taken the chance to coach folks round him, explaining the idea of social-distancing and spreading consciousness concerning the illness. “I’ve requested folks right here to not collect round, keep away from taking part in playing cards collectively, repeatedly wash their fingers with cleaning soap.
“I’ve additionally distributed some masks to them and all of them are sustaining social distancing.”
(With PTI inputs)
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