COVID in India: As the daily tally of nation-wide cases crosses 400,000, India struggles to keep up with the relief efforts. Currently over 15+ countries have joined in efforts to provide India with oxygen supplies, medicine, kits, and oxygen generation plans to pull them out of the second wave. Numbers of people have are dying everyday due to the oxygen shortages, despite all this, the continuation of the lucrative sports league IPL was debated over.
IPL biosecure bubble: Plenty of players decided to exit the Indian Premier League last week over numerous concerns regarding COVID-19 as the country saw the worst numbers of death recorded yet and an unimaginable oxygen shortage. IPL released a statement telling other players how they are playing for humanity and how the biosecure bubble is absolutely safe.
Bubble Breach: Unfortunately, the bio secure bubble has been breached as it was announced that two players from the Kolkata Knight Riders have tested positive. This has led to the game scheduled today against Royal Challengers Bangalore being postponed. The two players to test positive are Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier.
What to expect: A similar pattern was seen in this year’s PSL as the bio secure bubble was breached and a number of players got infected. This made players lose confidence and plan exits, and something similar could happen at the IPL. Furthermore, India was expected to host the T20 World Cup in October, however that looks far from realistic considering the current situation.