#1 Public Health
All things aside, this is the most vital point that needs to be highlighted. The whole wide world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the outbreak began in China and has since infected more than 124,000 people across more than 110 countries and territories around the world. More than 4,500 people worldwide have died.
As the second most populated country in the world, the question that needs to be asked is that, can it handle the outbreak? Some experts say India — a country of more than 1.3 billion people — likely has many more cases than the conservative numbers currently being reported.
How much should we be concerned? In this country, if there is any cricket, even in local lanes, people gather around to watch. Can we risk the health of the public just for the sake of IPL?