Officials were leaning toward an extension of the measures in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures beyond May 11 as the country battles a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Yomiuri Newspaper said on Wednesday.
Now that the IPL has been indefinitely postponed, the top worry is how to find overseas players the safest possible way home. For domestic cricketers in the IPL who are currently based out of Delhi and Ahmedabad, it’s a lesser hassle as the BCCI and franchises are busy chalking out the logistics of travel within the country.
One of the major reasons behind hosting this year’s IPL in India was setting an example for hosting the ICC T20 World Cup in Oct-Nov this year. However, with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) postponing the IPL midway through the season, the chances of hosting the T20 World Cup in India have suddenly become slim.
President Joe Biden has said that the US was "doing a lot for India" by sending it oxygen and materials to make anti-Covid-19 vaccines. Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the US government was sending ingredients for making 20 million doses AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine from supplies that it had ordered.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.