With the country registering over 3,00,000 Covid-19 cases for the last six days in a row, there has been anxiety and restlessness amongst the overseas cricketers. Many are worried about their journey back home at the end of the tournament. Some of the players already left the bio-bubble and are going back home to avoid getting stranded due to travel restrictions later.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keeping close tabs on the Coronavirus situation in India and has tried to clear all the apprehensions of the players in a recent letter.
IPL COO Hemang Amin has asserted that the BCCI would do everything possible, not only for the smooth conduct of the tournament but also for the safe return of players to their respective countries.
The letter read:
“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.