Former quick bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, believes that the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) ought to be postponed due to the dire state of affairs in India as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Akhtar mentioned that the rest of Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 6, scheduled to renew from 1 June, also needs to be postponed due to the virus.
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Akhtar mentioned that the residents of each the international locations are struggling due to the pandemic and the authorities ought to understand that cricket will not be extra essential than human lives.
He added that the cash spent by the authorities in internet hosting the tournaments will be higher utilized in saving quite a few lives, which might be fighting COVID-19 day by day.
Akhtar mentioned, “India is going through a devastating state of affairs. They should cease the IPL if it may’t proceed with out strict SOPs in place however in any other case, contemplating that India is burning, it must be postponed. I’m not saying this as a result of PSL was postponed. I additionally assume PSL shouldn’t happen in June.”
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“IPL will not be essential and the cash spent on it may be higher used to purchase oxygen tanks. That may save folks from dying. We don’t want cricket, heroes and leisure in the mean time. We need to save lives in India and Pakistan. I’m utilizing these robust phrases as a result of human lives are at stake,” he added.
Akhtar additionally urged the folks of Pakistan to stick to the SOPs and save themselves from the virus. He additionally requested the federal government to implement a curfew because the persons are not taking the state of affairs severely.