Former Australian all-rounder David Hussey believes that the IPL should only be held in India. Playing sports in public arenas has become a difficult challenge for sportsmen because the COVID-19 epidemic has taken a toll on people’s tranquilly and livelihood.
Administrators all over the world have faced their own set of obstacles in hosting athletic events while also ensuring the safety of all those engaged in making the games a success. The IPL, the game’s biggest competition, was no exception, with the BCCI unable to host matches in India for the last two years.
In the previous two seasons, the IPL final was held in the United Arab Emirates.
The Indian board had planned to host all of the IPL 2021 matches in India last year, but as the league neared its midway point, the COVID-19 crisis in the nation was boiling, with cases in the second wave of the pandemic on the rise. As a consequence, the BCCI promptly halted the competition in the first week of May.
The following matches were held in the United Arab Emirates over the September-October period, with the final in Dubai. The IPL 2022, on the other hand, will be held in Mumbai and Pune, with four venues.
It’s great for Indian players to be able to play in front of their relatives and family: Hussey, David
Hussey, who is the coach of the IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders, praised the BCCI’s efforts for successfully finishing the tournament’s previous two seasons. The former Kings XI Punjab captain is excited for the IPL to return to India since it would let Indian players to play in front of their home crowd.
“IPL should be in India all the time,” he says. “I know the previous four years have been a little different because of the COVID, and I’m just lucky that the tournament got started.” In a video aired on KKR’s social media sites, Hussey stated, “Full thanks to all the directors there.”
“However, it is an Indian competition,” says the narrator. It’s great to be back in Mumbai, and it’s even better for the Indian players to be able to play in front of their relatives and family. It’s good to be back in Mumbai, one of India’s cricketing capitals, but we may have an opportunity to play in Kolkata next year,” he said.
The IPL 2022 will get off on March 26 with a match between reigning champions Chennai Super Kings and KKR at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.