Not a news cricket fans wanted to hear at the start of the week where Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested Positive for COVID-19. This has been followed by the Chennai Super Kings camp getting 3 more players and staff tested positive. This has certainly created a lot of panic among everyone. Get more information below why Commentator Michael Slater Leaves IPL Bubble
Commentator Micheal Slatter Leaves The IPL Tournament And Finds A Gateway To Maldives
We’ve seen earlier Australian players leaving from the tournament. It has been reported that former Australian cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater has left the bubble and escaped to the Maldives. He withdrew himself from the commentary panel of IPL 2021. We have now received series of unwanted events.
According to the reports, some Australian players, coaches and officials are nervous after the spike in the number of coronavirus cases in India. Some players want to leave the bubble and keen to follow the path taken by Slater and travel to the Maldives as the situation in India is going gloomy with 4 lakhs positive cases received daily.
The fate of the tournament was a matter of concern. Several cases are coming out from several teams. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has suspended the tournament indefinitely.
The suspension followed by the bio bubble breach also raises concerns over India’s management to host the T20 World Cup in Oct-Nov. While India took confidence from the England series which they hosted early this year comprising T20Is, ODIs and Tests at different venues, hosting a multi-team event has proved to be very difficult with the pandemic raging all across the country. Even though the T20 World Cup is still far away, the current pandemic situation in India is not something that could be contained by at least September, by which time teams will have to land in India.
The immediate priority for BCCI is to arrange safe passage for their overseas players. With Australia banning all flights from India, the fate of the Australian contingent hangs in a balance. As for the Kiwis, they can still fly out to their county so can the English cricketers, but they will have to quarantine in govt. specified hotels for 10 days and undergo tests on the 2nd and the 8th day.