India cricketer Vijay Shankar conceded there was no contact from his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad relating to this yr’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The beginning of cash-rich league was pushed again to April 15 from March 29 as a consequence of coronavirus pandemic, nevertheless, it stays extremely unlikely that IPL’s first match might be performed out on that exact day as a consequence of lockdown. Greater than 460,000 have been contaminated by the virus whereas in extra of 21,000 have misplaced their lives worldwide. These numbers carry on rising on a regular basis as the whole globe is struggling the wrath of it.
Amid all this, Shankar revealed that he hasn’t been in contact with the franchise and is taking part in the ready recreation contemplating the scenario.
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“No message, nothing. However issues don’t look promising at this level and it might be too early to remark upon something. Let’s hold our fingers crossed and wait,” Shankar was quoted as saying by Khel Now.
“I’m sitting at dwelling and doing nothing. I’m not considering a lot in regards to the IPL or cricket normally as a result of issues are fairly scary nowadays as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
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“The information in regards to the situation of individuals in Italy and different elements of the world is disappointing, and I proper now, all I’m excited about is staying secure at dwelling and do no matter within the consolation of my dwelling,” he added.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced a 21-day lockdown in the whole nation, as a part of authorities’s stringent efforts to deal with coronavirus illness Covid-19.
“This virus is spreading in a short time internationally. It spreads like wildfire. Wanting on the expertise of those nations, the profitable option to deal with the unfold of virus is social distancing,” PM Modi stated in his handle to nation on Tuesday.
“There isn’t any option to keep away from coronavirus aside from social distancing. We have now to interrupt the cycle of transmission,, Some are beneath the impression that social distancing are for sufferers. Social distancing is for everybody, even for the prime minister,” he added.