Corona has also taken hold of the 14th season of the IPL. Two Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for COVID-19. After this, KKR had to postpone the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday evening. After that 2 members of CSK were also found to be corona positive.
IPL was not canceled even after the Corona infection increased in the country, while many people demanded to do so. But before canceling the T20 league, its economy has to be understood. According to the Telegraph's report, the economy of world cricket is about 15 thousand crore rupees. 33 percent of it comes from IPL. This means that World Cricket gets 5 thousand crore rupees from IPL.
The value of IPL in 2019 was around 47 thousand crores. This year, BCCI expects to earn more than 3 thousand crores rupees from IPL. More than 2 thousand domestic matches were conducted by the board this year, money is to be given to the players, coaches, staff, and the people involved in these matches. If the T20 league is canceled, then it will have an impact on the BCCI's earnings.
Australia and England denied South Africa
Between COVID-19, England and Australia have refused to tour South Africa. England allowed their players to play in the IPL instead of Test. The lockdown has caused considerable damage to the board.
CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan said that foreign players have no complaints so it is expected that they will not leave the tournament in between. However, three players from Australia have returned home in between. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond said that we cannot always sit and talk about it. According to the rules, we are joining it.