IPL 2021: BCCI admits ‘some players worried to continue’, IPL COO shoots letter to the players

IPL 2021: BCCI ने भी माना 'कुछ खिलाड़ी हैं IPL में खेलने को लेकर चितिंत', बोर्ड ने दिया आश्वासन, कहा- आपकी सुरक्षित घर वापसी हम सुनिश्चित करेंगे
IPL 2021: BCCI ने भी माना 'कुछ खिलाड़ी हैं IPL में खेलने को लेकर चितिंत', बोर्ड ने दिया आश्वासन, कहा- आपकी सुरक्षित घर वापसी हम सुनिश्चित करेंगे

IPL 2021 – Players Worried to Continue, BCCI tries to pacify them: With the second COVID-19 wave rampant across the country, BCCI has finally admitted that some of the players are worried & are reluctant to continue. 4 players have already pulled out on Monday and some more may follow the suit. Now to pacify the worried foreign cricketers, BCCI has also written a letter to the players.

“As the situation is, some foreign players were worried to continue, especially in regard to their return travel in these conditions, we have assured them we will take the responibility of the same”, said one of the top BCCI official to InsideSport.co

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IPL 2021 – BCCI writes letter to the players – 

  • In a letter to the players and support staff, accessed by ANI, IPL COO Hemang Amin addressed the apprehension and concerns of the cricketers.
  • He wrote that the tournament isn’t over for the BCCI till every player reaches home safely.
  • Amin wrote that BCCI will take responsibility for their smooth return at the end of the league.
  • He assured that BCCI will make sure that players reach their respective destinations seamlessly
  • BCCI also declared that BIO-Bubble for the teams and tournament is further getting strengthened

“We understand that many of you are apprehensive about how you will get back home once the tournament concludes, which is natural and understandable. We want to apprise you that you have nothing to worry about. The BCCI will do everything to ensure that you reach your respective destinations seamlessly. The BCCI is monitoring the situation very closely and is working with the government authorities to make arrangements to get you home once the tournament concludes. Be rest assured that the tournament is not over for BCCI till each one of you has reached your home, safe and sound,” he wrote.

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IPL 2021: BCCI admits ‘players worried to continue’, IPL COO shoots letter to the players

IPL 2021 – Players Worried to Continue, BCCI tries to pacify them: He also pointed that the bio-bubbles are being further strengthened with an eye on the coronavirus situation.

“In order to allay any apprehensions and concerns, we are further strengthening our bio-secure environments to keep everyone involved in the tournament safe and healthy. Recently, we increased testing in our bio-bubbles to be extra vigilant. Instead of the stipulated test every five days, we now conduct a test every two days.

“Further, earlier in the tournament, we had permitted food deliveries from outside your designated hotels, but these privileges have also been withdrawn. Apart from this, we have also increased our level of caution to strengthen our bio-bubbles. I am sure you will understand and co-operate with us on these steps taken to strengthen the bubble. The health and safety of our players, support staff, management and everyone involved in IPL 2021 is of paramount importance and we will leave no stone unturned in that endeavor,” he explained.

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IPL 2021: BCCI admits ‘players worried to continue’, IPL COO shoots letter to the players

Hemang Amin also thanked the players for the service they are doing by bringing smiles on the faces of hundreds of cricket fans in these trying times.

“While you go about playing the sport, we all love, you are also doing something really important.

As some of you have said, “if we can help distract people from all the troubles of recent times, even if it is for a short while, we have done a great job”. When you all walk out onto the field, you are bringing hope to millions of people who have tuned in. If, even for a minute, you can bring a smile on someone’s face, then you have done well. While you are professionals and will play to win, this time you are also playing for something much more important…. Humanity,” he pointed.

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He summed up by thanking the health and frontline workers. “I extend my gratitude to all the health and frontline workers. As I conclude, I would again remind you of our most important defense – wear a mask, maintain social distancing and keep good hand hygiene. With that, I wish you a happy, healthy and safe IPL 2021. Remember, we are all in this together. We are all united!”

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