IPL 2021: Continuing IPL amid COVID-19 crisis, inappropriate or important distraction, asks Adam Gilchrist

India recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike ever.

RR won against KKR last night (24 April) | BCCI/IPL

Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist asked if it is appropriate to go on with the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) with the number of COVID-19 cases rising across the country.

Gilchrist took to Twitter and sent best wishes to India and asked if going on with the ongoing IPL is inappropriate or the distraction needed every night.

Best wishes to all in India Frightening Covid numbers. #IPL continues. Inappropriate? Or important distraction each night? Whatever your thoughts, prayers are with you,” the 49-year-old asked.

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On Saturday, India recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year. As per official records, India recorded 2,624 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Chennai Super Kings players Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja had recently urged all the citizens to kindly follow all the necessary protocols and thanked the efforts of healthcare workers for their selfless service in these tough times.

Currently, teams have their bases set up in Mumbai and Chennai as those two venues are currently being used and the action is set to move to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore for the next leg of the tournament.

(With News 18 inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 25 Apr, 2021

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