Despite the growing cases of corona in India, there was a lot of debate in the beginning to continue IPL 2021. Some people believed that the tournament should have been canceled earlier, while some believed that the IPL was a source of entertainment for the people sitting at home due to the lockdown. However, when Corona intruded into the bio-bubble of the IPL, the BCCI was forced to postpone the league.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pieterson, who was in the commentary panel of Star Sports during the IPL, believes that the decision to continue the tournament in the beginning was positive. Because through this people got at least 6 hours of entertainment. Peterson wrote in his blog that I still agree with him that in the beginning, the decision to continue the tournament was necessary for India. Things were not good in the country. But I believed that giving people 6 hours of entertainment daily was a positive thing.
Our effort was to bring relief to the people in some way: Peterson
Peterson further said that we were working for the whole of India. Our effort was to bring some relief to the people. I felt that the package that the players were giving was fantastic. He said what was happening in the player and broadcaster country. Were not unaware of it. We all had sympathy in our mind that how we can help people also. So we were eager to join the league.
"The BCCI had no option but to postpone the league"
, the former England batsman further said after the players and staff members became Corona positive, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council had no option but to suspend the tournament. Because the pressure on the board also increased. So it was better that the BCCI decided to suspend the league immediately.
Pietersen suggested the remaining matches to be held in England.
Meanwhile, Pietersen suggested the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 to be held in England. He said that India and England will have a Test series in August-September. After this, the remaining matches can be held in September.