As the citizens of India go through the nation wide lock-down stage, Some of the international cricketers are taking to social media to stay in touch with one another while also providing some anecdotes for the fans.
Out of those cricketers, the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in the limited overs format Rohit Sharma has been quite active on Instagram live.
The ‘Hit-Man' has had conversations with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Kevin Pietersen, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh as well. But this time around, Rohit Sharma was seen partnering along with Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav. Sharma took a screenshot of the Instragram live session and posted a quirky caption that stated
“Making sure the young guns are staying indoors can you guess who is loving or hating the lockdown most?”
Had it not been for the Coronovirus Pandemic, most if not all cricketers would have been an active part of the 13th edition of the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL 2020 was originally intended to start on March 29 but was later moved to April 15. However, with the nation still in a battle with the virus, the government of India made the decision of extending the lock-down, which ultimately caused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to suspend the tournament until further notice.
Quite recently, the 12 l members and three associate representatives of the International Cricket Council (ICC) were a part of a meeting to discuss about the future of the IPL and other cricketing events.
According to an official of the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI), the IPL would serve as a platform in order to regain some lost revenue by significant margin and could also help other cricketing boards in return.
“See, you cannot have a Test match right now without crowds because that will not generate the revenue you need but the IPL will not only generate revenue for the BCCI, but also for the other boards because they will get a 10 per cent fee from the players’ salaries. It is a must in the current scenario and you cannot ignore that,” one of the executives said.
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