Sourav Ganguly mentioned Indian gamers have been “lifeless scared” after workforce physio examined optimistic in Manchester.© AFP
Former India captain and present Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has expressed his views on the cancellation of the fifth Take a look at between India and England following a Covid outbreak within the Indian workforce contingent. Many speculated that the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 had performed an element within the Manchester Take a look at match being cancelled, however the BCCI president made it clear that the IPL had nothing to do with the choice. Chatting with The Telegraph, the BCCI president mentioned that the Indian gamers feared contracting Covid and “refused to play” after physio Yogesh Parmar examined optimistic.
“No, no, the BCCI won’t ever be an irresponsible board. We worth different boards too,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by The Telegraph when requested whether or not IPL performed a task within the calling off of the fifth Take a look at.
The previous India captain mentioned that the Indian gamers have been “lifeless scared” about contracting the illness after the workforce’s second physio examined optimistic.
“The gamers refused to play however you possibly can’t blame them. Physio Yogesh Parmar was such an in depth contact of the gamers. Being the one one obtainable after Nitin Patel remoted himself, he blended freely with the gamers and even carried out their COVID-19 checks. He additionally used to provide them a therapeutic massage, he was a part of their on a regular basis lives…. The gamers have been devastated after they got here to know that he had examined optimistic for COVID-19,” Ganguly mentioned.
“They feared they will need to have contracted the illness and have been lifeless scared. It is not simple staying in a bubble. In fact, it’s important to respect their emotions,” he added.
Hours earlier than the toss at Outdated Trafford, ECB issued an announcement stating that the fifth Take a look at match has been cancelled as “India are regrettably unable to area a workforce.”
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