IPL 2021: Amidst the ongoing pandemic, BCCI has bravely organised the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is looking forward to hosting the mega cricketing event in the country from April 09. The delayed season of IPL was one of the most valuable seasons for BCCI as the tournament shattered all previous viewership records.
The fourteenth edition of IPL is just around the corner and the preparations are already in full swing. Players across the globe have started to come to India and complete their compulsory quarantine protocol in order to start practising.
While all this is going around, Delhi Capitals CEO Vinod Bisht have urged BCCI to vaccinate the players ahead of the cash-rich league. Bisht speaking to ANI revealed that the request has been made and is confident that the governing bodies will look into the matter soon.
“It (vaccination) has been on top of our mind, especially in a scenario like the one we have this year where the IPL is in caravan model and we have to travel from one city to another. We made a request to the BCCI, I am pretty sure that the BCCI would have also put that request to the government, which I am not aware of, and the government also I am sure has a priority which is set in like you yourself mentioned that the Olympic athletes are the top priority and certainly I feel the government will recognise that an event of this nature requires that protection.”
“Not only players, members from support staff and others involved in the event will get vaccinated to conduct an event-free season of IPL.”
DC chief thanked the Indian cricket board for making it possible in these tough times. Right from the logistics to every aspect of the game needs to be monitored and BCCI has done tremendous work.
“Firstly we are glad and thankful to BCCI for organising the IPL even the situations are not easy. With every passing day, the dynamics are changing and it is becoming much harder to organise. I am sure that BCCI has the wherewithal to deal with them. The guidelines will be revised and full safety protocols will be followed.”
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