Vivo IPL 2021: South African cricketers felt safe in the IPL’s bio-secure environment, said Graeme Smith.
Vivo IPL 2021: Graeme Smith, director of Cricket South Africa, on Friday dismissed all questions regarding player safety in the now postponed Vivo IPL 2021 and said none of the country’s players felt in India in danger during his stay for the elite. competition.
The fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was unfortunately put on hold midway on May 4 due to multiple cases of covidus emerging inside the Bio-bubbles.
“In no case would we judge. After talking to the players, they felt safe. They felt that BSE (Bio-Secure Environment) was a very good experience in India. They never felt in danger. But that’s the nature of what COVID brings, ”Graeme Smith, a former South African captain, said at a press conference.
Smith said that in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, no one can be blamed and driving the competition is always at risk.
“Sometimes you can do whatever you want, but BSE – as we’ve told everyone – is never foolproof. When COVID is raging in your country, there is always a risk. Unfortunately, once it gets inside it is very difficult to predict what will happen.
The former South African cricketer also praised the efforts of the BCCI and the respective franchises to send the players back to their respective countries. The 11 South African cricketers who were part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will land in Johannesburg by Friday.
“The BCCI has done an exemplary job to bring everyone to their country safely.”
“For South Africans, the borders are fortunately not closed and players can easily return home.”
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