Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has taken a dig at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 before the IPL 2021 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer was told to isolate himself along with six close contacts of his franchise.
In his fresh jibe aimed at the richest cricket board in the world, the former player recalled how the last Test between India and England was cancelled after the visitors refused to field a playing XI due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Indian camp. Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Vaughan talked about the COVID-19 positive case in the UAE leg of the IPL.
“Let’s see if the IPL gets cancelled like the last Test !!!!! I guarantee it won’t be … #OnOn,” the former England skipper tweeted. On Instagram, Vaughan wrote that IPL 2021 will continue.
“Tongue in cheek .. but it’s proof that where a huge amount of money is at stake things carry on,” Vaughan wrote on Instagram.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 22, 2021
Apart from Natarajan, Vijay Kumar (Team Manager), Shyam Sundar J (Physiotherapist), Anjana Vannan (Doctor), Tushar Khedkar (Logistics Manager), Periyasamy Ganesan (Net Bowler), and Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar are kept in isolation.