Harbhajan Singh, the Indian spinner, has neglected the idea of organizing the Indian Premier League (IPL) at this point in time where the COVID-19 outbreak is over the head of everyone.
The COVID-19 outbreak has suspended every cricket activity. IPL was to be initiated by 29th March with the full swing. The global health crisis moved it ahead to a new window of 15th April and then to April-May but a later extension in the lockdown in India till 3rd May has suspended the cash-rich league until any further notice.
Harbhajan Singh thinks that human life is more important than playing the league putting thousands of lives in danger even with or without the audience. Also, the arrival of foreign cricketers is a major obstacle as countries have forbidden flights amidst the outbreak.
Harbhajan Singh: Human life comes first, IPL doesn’t
“Travelling from and will be restricted in many countries in the coming months. I don’t see international players traveling in the near future. I do not know what decisions the (Indian) government and BCCI take on the future of IPL,” Harbhajan told to Hindustan Times.
“Honestly, even if IPL doesn’t happen for the first time in 13 years I think that is fine. We can’t force to have cricket seeing the serious situation we all are in. Human life comes first, cricket can wait,” the veteran stated.
“This is a testing time for everyone. Honestly, I am not even thinking about cricket at the moment. Saving lives and practicing solidarity are the most important things on my agenda. When we began the CSK camp at the beginning of March we didn’t anticipate this as we had large crowds coming in even for practice sessions,” he added.