The dilemma over IPL 2020 and its future has dominated the news feed in Cricket World from the last month and so. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed till 15th April at least amid the COVID-19 attack.
As whole of the world eagerly wait for the thing to improve and resume, former Indian player and commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar, has given his view on the importance of organising a tournament like IPL just after the crisis ends. In a show on Star Sports, Manjrekar discussed the effect of postponement of IPL on the lives of the people who make their livelihood by Cricket or events related to cricket.
“The moment we get clearances from all the authorities that matter, the IPL should happen, only because it will kick start the economy because when you talk about the IPL it’s not just about the Mumbai Indians, or a Dhoni or a Virat Kohli, there are a lot of people who are making their livelihood through the IPL,” Sanjay Manjrekar said during a show on Star Sports.
Sanjay Manjrekar, though, is quite right in his assessment as the World and Indian Economy have taken a beating in last couple of months. The markets have hit their lowest points and with them has gone down the market values of business organizations. The lockdown has forced the daily wages workers to stop their work and save their life first in the time of crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that if a pandemic hit, human beings have no place for hiding even in the technically advance world. The Virus originated form Wuhan city of China has contaminated over 203 countries across the world. The Virus has infected over 1.1 million people world-wide with death toll crossing 64,000 till now. Almost whole of the world has been locked down and people have confined themselves in their houses.
The fate of the tournament will only be decided after the end of 21-day lockdown in India. BCCI is expected to hold a meeting with all the stack holders and franchise owners after the lockdown.