BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that he underwent 22 COVID-19 assessments previously four-and-a-half months, as he traveled to the United Arab Emirates on a variety of events all through the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League.
Ganguly mentioned that he had individuals testing optimistic for COVID-19 round him, which pressured him to take a number of assessments.
“I have to inform you I’ve acquired examined 22 occasions within the final 4 and half months and never been optimistic even as soon as, I’ve had circumstances round me, in order that most likely pressured me to get examined myself,” Ganguly mentioned at a digital media convention for a model promotion.
“… I stick with aged mother and father and I’ve travelled to Dubai and within the preliminary half, I used to be very nervous, not only for me, however the group, you do not need to unfold it to any individual else as a result of individuals are wanting as much as you.”
Ganguly additionally talked about India’s upcoming tour of Australia, which begins on November 27. Crew India left for Australia on November 11 and is at present in its final day of quarantine.
“…the gamers are match and high quality, Australia additionally would not have a really excessive variety of COVID circumstances, the borders had been closed for some time…they’re nonetheless very, very tight on worldwide journey, it’s important to do 14 days of exhausting quarantine, so the boys are able to get onto the sphere,” Ganguly mentioned.
The BCCI President additional talked in regards to the profitable completion of the 2020 version of Indian Premier League, which came about between September 19-November 10 within the UAE.
“We had about 400 individuals staying within the bio-bubble, 30-40 thousand assessments have occurred over a interval of two and half months to ensure that everyone seems to be secure and wholesome,” he mentioned.
“…it is a event for India. Folks spoke in regards to the success of IPL, I advised all of them that you could, it’s important to be in India to see what IPL is to India,” he mentioned.
Ganguly additional mentioned that the board will proceed to evaluate the scenario surrounding the subsequent version of the IPL, because the variety of circumstances have risen sharply within the metro cities — notably in Delhi.
“We’re very a lot attempting as a result of it’s a event for India. Folks spoke in regards to the success of the IPL, I advised all of them that it’s important to be in India to see what IPL is to India,” Ganguly mentioned.
“Our home season will begin very shortly. England is touring India for 4 Take a look at matches, three ODIs and 5 T20s, it’s a lot simpler having bi-laterals as a result of the variety of individuals are much less,” he mentioned.
“When it will get to eight groups, 9 groups, 10 groups, then it turns into a bit tougher…now we have to maintain assessing the scenario…lot of them are speaking a few second wave,” he mentioned.
“I heard in Mumbai and Delhi, the numbers have gone up, so now we have simply acquired to be a bit cautious and ensure all the pieces is so as, so we’ll monitor it.”