Richard Boock, Head of Public Relations of New Zealand, has revealed that New Zealand players who will participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are being kept secret about the threat of the deadly coronavirus. Earlier, the IPL authorities had confirmed that the tournament would go according to plan.
The deadly virus, the coronavirus, has finally begun to have an adverse effect on the sports world, so sports agencies around the world resort to precautionary measures to prevent its spread.
Recently, Italy announced that all sporting events in the country until April will be played behind closed doors to avoid its spread and the British Cricket Council revealed that handshakes has been ignored in favor of the punch. Recent reports have emerged that the Olympics are also likely to be canceled if the spread of the pandemic does not stop during the next few months.
However, one tournament set up to continue despite the impending threat of the virus is the Indian Premier League (IPL), which the authorities have confirmed will take place according to the schedule.
With players and staff from around the world preparing to gather for the T20 Extravaganza every year, there is fear that it could open up opportunities for viruses to spread. This has led cricket authorities to be proactive in keeping players in the loop about the disease and New Zealand Cricket (New Zealand) has taken the first step in doing the same.
Richard Boock, Head of Public Relations of New Zealand, revealed that all New Zealand players around the world are being informed about the latest developments in the threat and are also being educated on measures. Necessary precautions need to be taken.
New Zealand players, men and women, are updated with the latest developments, including precautions and best practices, as new information becomes available, ”Richard Boock told PTI.
The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start from March 29.