IPL 2021 Bio-Bubble Is Indeed 'Most Vulnerable'
Last week Australian spinner Adam Zampa along with his countrymate Kane Richardson left the IPL bio-bubble to return to their country. Zampa had told Sydney Herald that the bio-bubble was the most vulnerable one.
"We've been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably the most vulnerable," Zampa had said.
"I just feel like because it's India, we're always being told about the hygiene over here and being extra careful ... I just felt like it was the most vulnerable. The IPL that was held in Dubai six months ago didn't feel that way at all. I felt like that was extremely safe. Personally, I feel like that would have been a better option originally for this IPL but obviously, there's a lot of political stuff that goes into it," he had added.
However, after Zampa had reached Australia safely he clarified his statement that his comments didn't mean that virus would enter the bubble and it is completely safe.
"My comments about the vulnerability of the IPL bubble had nothing to do with feeling like the virus would enter the bubble at any stage," Zampa and RCB said in a clarifying statement.
Now, just a few days later, the virus breached the IPL bio-bubble after Kolkata Knight Riders'(KKR) two players - Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier - tested positive despite being in a "safe environment".
How did the virus enter IPL bio-bubble if it is safe and all the necessary precautions are being taken from the start of the tournament?
It has been learned that this year, there was no workshop or covid education given ahead of the IPL 2021, something which took place before the start of IPL 2020, which was held in UAE. The lack of use of movement trackers was a concern from the start of this season.
India has day after day, seen a rise of cases all over the country since the beginning of IPL 2021 on April 9. And it estimated that May, too, will be a tough month for people living in the country.
With the virus entering the IPL bio-bubble midway, it will be a call to make for BCCI and the organizing committee to whether continue the 'vulnerable' tournament or postpone it for a better time in the future.