Definitely IPL is a positive distraction in the ongoing battle against 2nd Covid wave in India. Salute to all Players for their selfless Brave hearted approach in keeping million cricket lovers spirits undented during this national crisis.
As a matter of fact there is no nexus between these two since there is no direct spectators in the stadiums. However, while the country is gripped in a critical health emergency is this right to continue this is a million dollar question. If at all it is pre-fixed, they may hold it but the organizers, the players, teams and BCCI must donate generously from the financial proceeds for the poor in such a situation where oxygen, life saving remedisivir and other healthcare support is very much needed and the poor cannot afford. Humanity is the call of the hour. They must raise to the occasion and help to support the healthcare system to improve. The pleasure people are getting from the matches is only momentary but Life of any person is permanent. They should think in that direction and donate their mite as much as possible. If not this year, they can earn in the next IPL if there is large viewership. Sonu Sood is the living example and people must emulate him. Thanks for this opportunity to express.
I find it extremely intriguing and insensitive to find IPL continues to be held even with the pandemic exponentially spreading across the Country. I am unable to buy the excuse that it is a source of diversion and entertainment. With the threat of Covid hanging over ones head like Damocles sword wondering when and on whom (read near and dear ones) it would fall, the last thing on ones mind would be to debate the superiority of one team over another or if Pant is a better keeper that Dhoni etc . While one can understand the attitude of BCCI, a bunch of megalomaniacs, Cricketers as sportsperson should as a show of solidarity with the countrymen refuse to participate in the Tournament in these times. Hope better sense prevails on powers that be and a corrective decision are taken before it is too late. AFTER ALL MONEY IS NOT ALL.
Re: Re: IPL
by Anurag Dayal on Apr 26, 2021 08:58 AM
Was it even necessary to have the IPL. Curtailing IPL will not control the covid. But is it so necesaary, knowing that players and groundsmen have all got infected one time or the other. And if you have actually watched the matches you would have seen the support staff and their families sitting in the atands without masks and no social distancing. The top BCCI brass does not wear masks.