Chennai Super Kings’ spinner Harbhajan Singh believes a lot of lives are on line amid the ongoing Covid-19 or coronavirus pandemic and thats why the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) should be organised only when the situation improves.
Harbhajan, however, said that if the situation arises, he won’t mind playing in front of empty stands as it would ensure the safety of the fans.
“Spectators are important, but if the situation arises, I don’t mind playing without them,” Harbhajan said speaking on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show.
“Yes, as a player I won’t get the vibe, but this will ensure that every fan will get to watch IPL on their TV.
“We will have to be cautious about everything and should prioritise players’ safety by ensuring that the match venues, team hotels, flights are properly sanitized.
“A lot of lives are on line so we should organise IPL when everything is fine,” he added.
The IPL 2020, which was slated to start from March 29, stands suspended till April 15 amid the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed more than 110 lives in the country.