Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has hinted at the possibility of removing the bio-bubble for IPL in future. Ganguly said that it is possible that the governing body of Indian cricket will take this step if the reduction in COVID-19 cases in India continues.
The world’s richest cricket league has been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years. In 2020, the tournament was held behind closed doors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a delay of 6 months, while in 2021 the tournament had to be postponed midway due to the increase in the number of Covid cases.
However, in IPL 2022, the tournament is being organized in India with the permission of the spectators. But with 70 league games taking place at four venues in Maharashtra, teams have created a strict bio-bubble. However, Ganguly has indicated that the BCCI is looking at clearing the bubble for future editions if the cases remain low while adding that the virus is going to be present here.
Ganguly told News18, “If the cases of Kovid in the country do not increase, then bio-bubbles may not be needed in the IPL. But, we will have to wait and see how long they will be able to play at the same venue. Covid is here stop – it will be around for 10 years, so we have to live with it.”
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