Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad wants IPL 2021 to be stopped with immediate effect due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. Two players of KKR tested positive and the match between the two-time champions and RCB was postponed. Even three members of non-playing staff tested positive from CSK. On the other hand, five groundsmen of DDCA, who are involved in the ongoing edition of the league, also tested positive.
Azad believes that the IPL 2021 should be postponed as the safety of players is more important at the moment.
“I thought they were in a bubble and safe from everything and entertaining cricket lovers and the country. It’s very unfortunate that you are getting Corona positive cases being in a bubble. Obviously, that means, there has been a security lapse. So, it’s really appalling that this is how things are going at the moment. If this is the case that came out. It should be stopped,” Kirti Azad told InsideSport.
While Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier from KKR tested positive for Covid-19, CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, bus cleaner, and bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji have been marred by the virus.
“For six days, you cannot detect any corona infection. It’s only on the 7th day that you come to know. So, obviously seeing what has happened with KKR players and CSK staff, there has been a security lapse and what we thought was a very safe zone, isn’t one,” Azad concluded.