The fears of a 3rd wave on account of Omicron variant of COVID-19 has compelled the BCCI to postpone of the Vijay Service provider Trophy, the inter-state U-16 cricket championship.
“The circumstances throughout lndia are spiralling and regardless of being a lot of adults doubly vaccinated, they’ve nonetheless been contaminated. Now we have been intently monitoring the state of affairs in lndia and the world over, and it’s estimated that the caseload will shoot up within the speedy future if the state of affairs just isn’t managed now,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote in an electronic mail to all of the affiliated items.
The Vijay Service provider Trophy was scheduled to start at varied venues on January 9. The e-mail, accessed by Sportstar, cites lack of vaccinations as the principle motive for the choice.
“The first motive is that the members are nonetheless not vaccinated and as such, are weak. We should train warning and never be adventurous and put the well being of our gifted cricketers at grave danger,” Shah said.
This would be the second successive season that the pandemic has compelled the event’s suspension.