Captain of England and Kolkata Knight Readers Eoin Morgan is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases in India, but shows ongoing IPL it can still continue, as the Bundesliga and the Premier League have set the perfect “patterns” for a sport to continue against the backdrop of the blockade.
Returning to India less than six months after the 2020 pandemic in the UAE amid the pandemic, the IPL found itself in the power of a second wave of COVID-19 with several Australian players and Indian Ravichandran Ashwin, who left the event.
With the collapse of the health crisis system in India, several countries have imposed strict restrictions, including night curfews and locks.
“Certainly in the UK last year we went through a serious blockade for long periods of time and it seemed that cricket would not be played for a long time,” Morgan said in a virtual press conference after KKR beat Punjab Kings with five wickets on Monday.
“I think when we first came out of the blockade, I remember that the first sport on television was probably in New Zealand and Australia. It was the Rugby Union League and then slowly the Bundesliga started and the Premier League started. shows that you can play while the state is almost completely blocked. So, there is certainly a pattern to do that, it has happened. But also, as long as it does not disturb what is happening in the eyes of the public. “
Sending his message to fight the pandemic, Morgan said: “… we fight together, no matter where in the world you are, and so things like social distancing, going out in masks and just trying to stay like as safe as you can are very important messages to portray. “
His KKR teammate and Australian number one boot in the world Pat Cummins showed the way by donating $ 50,000 to PM Cares for “purchasing oxygen supplies to hospitals in India”.
While many of his compatriots left the country in fear of the pandemic, Cummins was the first cricketer in this year’s IPL to publicly announce such a contribution on Twitter, as he also called on his fellow players to get involved.
“We are constantly talking about this situation that is unfolding outside our bubble. It is not good to be honest, looking from afar, certainly given how happy we are to be in a bubble and not be affected much by it,” Morgan said. “Obviously, we support and heartfelt anyone who is ill or going through difficult times.”
Playing their first game in Ahmedabad this season, KKR broke their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Punjab Kings to jump to fifth place from the bottom of the table.