Despite the concerning situation of Coronavirus in India, the BCCI have decided to go ahead with the Indian Premier League as planned. The decision has drawn mixed reactions from the public. While some people are of the opinion that it’s not morally right to hold a sporting event with the country in a severe state of crisis, others believe that it works as an important distraction in these testing times. So should IPL go ahead or the BCCI should consider postponing it for a while? Well, we don’t think postponing the IPL is the right way to go and we have three valid reasons for the same.
1- A glimmer of hope
Considering how passionate people are about cricket, there is no denying the fact that it allows people to get over the gloomy situation for a while. Several states have imposed a complete lockdown and people are confined to their houses. A thrilling game of IPL in the evening will relieve some of their stress.
I think the IPL should carry on .. The joy it will be bringing billions in these awful times every evening is important .. but I do find it tough to think back how England & Aussie pulled out of games in SA,yet both countries players are allowed to play in India !!! #IPL2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 27, 2021
2 – It will allow more donations from the BCCI and franchises
Recently Pat Cummins donated $50,000 to the PM cares funds to help India battle Coronavirus. As the tournament progresses, we are sure that more and more players will come forward and donate. If the tournament gets postponed, the BCCI, all the franchises and players will suffer huge financial losses and might not be able to help the country in a way they would help otherwise. Last year as well, BCCI donated 51 crores to the PM cares fund.
3 – Much needed match practice ahead of the World Test Championship
Postponing IPL is not a solution to the crisis we are facing. People need to come together and follow all the preventive measures to overcome the situation. Postponing the IPL would do more bad than good. India is set to take on New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship in June. If IPL gets postponed, the Indian team will play no cricket for the next two months. Going into the final without any match practice can cost them the title.
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