Lahore, 26th April: With the devastatingly high number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported from India, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going on in full bloom.
According to reports from Daily Jung, some players from the IPL have contracted the coronavirus but the organizers of the League are mum about it and are not revealing the names of the players who have tested positive.
It is being said that due to the distressing situation of the coronavirus in India, the media outlets and newspapers have refused to give coverage to the IPL.
As per reports, people on social media have started a campaign to shut down the international league with the ongoing life and death situation in India.
It is to be noted that international players around the world including England, Australia, and New Zealand are taking part in the IPL.
According to the latest reports, on Monday two Australian players announced to quit the League citing personal reasons.
The official statement released from the Royal Challengers Bangalore said that Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa of the team have quit the series and will return to Australia.
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/NfzIOW5Pwl
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2021
On the other hand, Ashwin Raavi, a player from the Delhi Capitals announced to take a break to support his family during the tough times.
I would be taking a break from this years IPL from tomorrow. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals 🙏🙏
— Stay home stay safe! Take your vaccine🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 25, 2021
He wrote on Twitter, “I would be taking a break from this year’s IPL from tomorrow. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals.”
According to the latest data, in the last 24 hours, 352,991 new coronavirus cases and 2,812 deaths have been recorded in India.
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