Harbhajan Singh, the Indian spinner, says that it is totally okay if the Indian Premier League (IPL) doesn’t happen. He prefers human life over IPL at this point in time where the global health crisis has taken over the nerves of every individual.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) was all set to be kicked off by 29th March but the Coronavirus pandemic extended it to a window of 15th April. Modi’s government extended the lockdown till 3rd May as an outcome of which the cash-rich league has been deferred until further notice.
The Coronavirus has brought the whole world to a standstill. The cricketing scenarios have been badly affected. Asian countries love cricket most and the fans and the players are almost vacant without cricketing activities. The whole Indian nation was enthusiastically waiting for the cash-rich league to be started.
BCCI could have started organizing the league behind the closed doors but the circumstances got worst later and the arrival of international players was another problem as flights in many countries got canceled. Harbhajan Singh, however, was truly cut when he says that human life is preferable over IPL and we can’t take a risk as cricket is not greater than life.
Harbhajan Singh: Human life comes first, IPL doesn’t
“Travelling from and will be restricted in many countries in the coming months. I don’t see international players traveling in the near future. I do not know what decisions the (Indian) government and BCCI take on the future of IPL,” Harbhajan told to Hindustan Times.
“Honestly, even if IPL doesn’t happen for the first time in 13 years I think that is fine. We can’t force to have cricket seeing the serious situation we all are in. Human life comes first, cricket can wait,” the veteran stated.
“This is a testing time for everyone. Honestly, I am not even thinking about cricket at the moment. Saving lives and practicing solidarity are the most important things on my agenda. When we began the CSK camp at the beginning of March we didn’t anticipate this as we had large crowds coming in even for practice sessions,” he added.