IPL News: The 14th season of the Indian Premier League, the world’s most popular cricket league, has also been hit by Corona virus infection. The remaining matches of the league have been postponed indefinitely after two Kolkata Knight Riders players and Chennai Super Kings staff members were found to be Corona positive. The question here is how the corona reached the players despite being in a safe bio bubble. Here I will tell you what is bio bubble, what could be the reasons behind its breakdown and now what will happen to the remaining matches of this season of IPL.
On May 3, Kolkata Knight Riders spin bowlers Varun Chakraborty and Tej Ganjabad Sandeep Warrier were found to be infected with Corona. After this, the match with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was postponed. Chennai Super Kings staff members were also found to be Corona positive. At the same time, after this, the Coronavirus also reached the ranks of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals. Sunrisers wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi spinner Amit Mishra were also found to be Corona positive. After this, a decision was taken to postpone the IPL.
Know what is bio bubble
A bio bubble or bio-safe environment is an area in which people living inside have no contact with the outside world at all. The bio bubble created for the IPL included players and everyone associated with the tournament. They were not allowed to get out of it. Simply put, it is like an imaginary bubble and it is restricted for everyone present in it. This is because there is no contact with the outside world and the virus cannot get inside. Code breaking bio bubble according to BCCI
Falls under off-conduct violation.
It is noteworthy that Kolkata Knight Riders player Varun Chakraborty went to the hospital to have his shoulder scanned. As per BCCI rules, players can go to the hospital wearing PPE kits if required. It is believed that during this time, he was infected with the corona virus and broke the bio bubble. Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and a bus cleaner have also been hit by Corona. Now questions are arising as to why the second wave of Corona virus infection across the country did not take adequate precautions despite such severe conditions.
Questions raised on the tracking device
According to sources, an IPL franchise has complained to the BCCI that the tracking devices used to ensure that the bio bubble is being maintained are of poor quality. Actually, all the players were given a tracking device to keep an eye on the players to remain in the bio bubble. This device alerts them if players go out of the designated area. The last IPL was held in Dubai under the shadow of Corona. Even then this system was adopted. But, then this device was made available by a UK company and this time it was taken from a company in Chennai.
Franchises complaining to BCCI that the tracking devices is not giving the correct data. Explain that this device is like a wrist band which is attached to a central panel. Players or people living in the bio bubble have to wear it in their hands. This shows who is violating the bio bubble. Now if this machine was not working properly, then the question is why the UK company which had successfully done this work in Dubai, why was this time negligent and why was it not given to him this season too?
Rest of the matches can be held in Mumbai
According to sources, all the remaining matches of the IPL can be done in Mumbai. The BCCI is working on moving the entire machinery to Mumbai. Apart from this, almost all the teams have refused to go to Kolkata and Bangalore. According to media reports, the last date for taking the IPL completely to Mumbai has been kept on May 7. According to Janakari, the BCCI is engaged in it. However, if all the other matches of the IPL are held in Mumbai, then it may take time to rebuild the bio bubble, sanitize the hotel and stadium and other rescue arrangements from Corona.