Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum hopes his team will play a brand of cricket that will give people “something to look forward to in these difficult times”.
A second wave of COVID-19 hit India hard and its impact was also felt in the IPL bio-bubble.
“I know people are grappling with what’s going on right now in terms of the pandemic and the situation not only here in India but also overseas,” McCullum told the KKR website, a day after beat the Punjab Kings by five wickets. to end their four-game losing streak.
“We’re going to do our best to try and play a brand of cricket and a style of cricket that gives these people back home something to look forward to, even if only for a three to four hour period. .
“We are in a privileged position, and we can give a little hope even in these difficult times,” he added.
Echoing McCullum’s sentiments, KKR CEO Venky Mysore said, “Of the entire KK family, all I’m saying is you know what to do. Pay attention please.
“We hope that during our games until the end of May, we will be able to entertain you at least a little so that there is a smile on your faces.”
Regarding the growing concerns about the biosecure bubble’s security protocols, Mysore said, “The protocol and the security features that have been built into the biosecure bubble are unprecedented and I think it would not have happened. could be better. Everyone is well taken care of. “
On Monday, star KKR player Pat Cummins donated $ 50,000 to the PM Cares Fund for India’s fight against COVID-19.