The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee ( Didi) has vocal her voice about the suspending Kolkata ODI match between India and South Africa by the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ), which scheduled to held on March 18.
The first ODI between India Vs South Africa at HPCA in Dharmsala has been washed out due to bad weather. BCCI earlier on Friday decided to postpone/suspend ongoing India vs South Africa ODI series amidst the fear of new Pandemic COVID-19 ( Corona Virus).
The remaining two ODI matches are scheduled to take place in Lucknow, Kolkata on March 15 and March 18 respectively.
BCCI stated in a press release earlier on Friday,
“Cricket South Africa will visit India at a later date to play 3 One-day Internationals. The BCCI-CSA will jointly compute the revised schedule.”
However, the West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banarjee is not happy with the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. BCCI didn’t inform the West Bengal government about the suspension of the Kolkata ODI.
Mamta Banarjee criticized the unprofessional behavior of the BCCI. She said publicly about this matter,
“Everything was alright with Sourav. But they should have told us a word, nothing else. When the match was scheduled to be held in Kolkata, at least the Kolkata Police should have been informed,
“I am saying this with due respect. Why would not the state chief secretary or home secretary or police commissioner or someone else in the government be informed?”she said.
“How is that if you inform us after making a decision? We are not asking you to stop the match. But what would you have done had you been in this situation?” she further added.
BCCI even postponed the cash-rich Vivo IPL 2020 for 15 days more. Earlier the Vivo IPL 2020 was scheduled to take place from March 29. But amid the fear of coronavirus which affecting people globally.
As the ministry of health and sports earlier advise all the sports clubs that no people gathering at a sports event.
In India, more than 115 people reported being affecting by this new pandemic called os COVID-19 ( Coronavirus). The global infected people by the coronavirus is about 120,000 and in 120,000, 5400 people have been passed away. Stay safe all.