Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly

A day after a New Delhi resident tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the tally of infected people in India to 31, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that ‘IPL is pretty much on’.

“IPL is very much on. Everywhere, the tournaments are going on. England are already in Sri Lanka. South Africa are here. There are no issues,” Ganguly told the reporters.

The Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin from March 29, with defending champions, Mumbai Indians, locking horns with last season’s beaten finalists, Chennai Super Kings.

“County teams are travelling all over the world. They are travelling to Abu Dhabi, UAE to play. So there is no problem,” he added.

Ganguly, however, assured that all precautionary measures will be taken soo that the player and the spectators don’t get infected with the virus, citing that the medical team is working on it.

“We will take all precautions. I don’t know exactly what are the extra measures. It’s only medical team which will tell us about that. The medical team is already in touch with the hospitals so that everything is available. We will do what the doctors say. They are the professionals”.

“All medical issues will be addressed by the medical team. Every tournament will go on,” he added.

Since the first case that was reported in Wuhan, China in late December, the tally of people infected by the virus, globally, has reached almost 97,000, and over 3,300 people have lost their lives due to the outbreak.


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