New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) continues amid the second dangerous wave of Corona in India. With this, a Delhi lawyer moved the Delhi High Court on Monday and demanded the cancellation of the popular T20 cricket event. The petition filed by Karan S. Thukral states that it is ‘inappropriate’ to organize IPL matches in Delhi at a time when the city is grappling with a lack of beds, oxygen, essential medicines and people are performing the last rites of their loved ones. Let us know that there are a total of eight matches of IPL in the national capital.
Lawyer reached High Court to stop IPL
Thukral has urged that ‘the IPL match in Delhi be cancelled under the current circumstances and instead, the stadium should be used as a covid care centre for the care of the people. An IPL match has already been held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on 28 April and the final is scheduled to be held on 8 May. The Delhi government, which put the lockdown till 8 May, has said that the stadiums will be open for national/international sporting events without spectators.
Will IPL be canceled?
Two players – Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier – had to cancel the match between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday due to Corona getting infected. According to sports presenter Meha Bhardwaj, a BCCI official has confirmed that ‘the IPL will run with the stipulated time and there will be no further changes. The BCCI official has also said that ‘there is no need for other cricketers coming in the negative to be isolated as the players are getting tested daily’.
Meanwhile, some groundsmen at the Arun Jaitley Stadium have also become corona infected before the match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was earlier reported that three Chennai Super Kings staff members including bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji have also turned positive but the BCCI later confirmed that they were “fake positive” cases.