Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia on Tuesday backed the BCCI’s decision to host IPL-14 in India amid the COVID-19 threat, saying the situation was a “right call” before it deteriorated.
Wadia welcomed the decision to suspend the league at this time. “The best decision has been taken in view of the circumstances. A lot of people are suffering in India, ”said Wadia.
As far as hosting the event, he said: “Due diligence was done before the IPL, but none is complete. It was the right call to conduct it in India before the World Cup. It was unfortunate Is that the situation deteriorated so quickly.
“If the ground staff was not part of the whole bubble, it needs to be fixed. Also there is a need to move forward to reduce the risk from cutting places. ”
He said that organizing the league in the UAE, which hosted the house last year because of the epidemic, did not make any difference.
“I don’t think it’s got something to do in a specific country (India or UAE). Everybody tried their best … Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Speaking of criticism by overseas players such as Australia’s Adam Zampa and Andrew Tye, who had returned to their home country after withdrawing midway through the league, Wadia said the situation was very different when the tournament started.
“A salute to the Indian players who are playing non-top in the bubble and unlike some foreign players have not complained.
He said, “With respect to international cricketers including Jampa, the situation was very different from a month ago. They should study the fact that the cases were very few when we started.
“During the Australian Open Tennis tournament, he closed the city. People did not complain then, why now, ”asked Wadia.