BCCI Leaves The Choice To The Indian Players To Take Covid-19 Vaccines
By CricShots - Apr 27, 2021 4:26 pm
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With the Indian government allowing people with an age of more than 18 to get the COVID-19 vaccination on May 1, all eyes are now on the Indian cricketers who are plying their trade in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has left the decision of getting vaccinated on the Indian players.

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Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments in the BCCI have decided to leave the choice to the players to decide on vaccination once the doors open for everyone above the age of 18 from May 1. Elaborating the same, the source said, “The Indian players can get vaccinated from Saturday. It is a call that is left on players.”

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Asked if an exception can be made for the foreign cricketers as well since there are players from England, Australia, Bangladesh, South Africa, and West Indies currently playing in the IPL, the source said: “Only the Indian players can get vaccinated here.”


Meanwhile, Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler, Pat Cummins on Monday informed he has donated as much as $500,000 to the PM-Cares fund to help purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals.

Last week, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in line with PM Narendra Modi’s direction of boosting the availability of oxygen to hospitals, the PM CARES Fund has been allocating funds for the installation of 551 dedicated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants inside public health facilities across the country.

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Cummins also urged fellow players who are participating in the ongoing IPL to come forward and donate for the same. India recorded 3,23,144 new COVID-19 cases and 2,771 related deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the latest update from the union health ministry on Tuesday morning.