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Mumbai club’s former cricketer Sandesh Paralkar’s wife, aged 52, passed away today (31st May) in the morning because of the COVID-19. The cricketing fraternity was grieved with Paralkar’s loss.
After being found asymptomatic owing to the coronavirus, Paralkar, who is the current skipper of Parel Sporting was also quarantined at the municipal quarantine centre in Shivaji Park. MIG cricket secretary Amit Dani passed his condolences to the player.
“I spoke to him today morning. He played for MIG CC for two decades and achieved a lot of success for us. He played in one tournament for us last season,” MIG cricket secretary Amit Dani said as quoted by TOI.
The opening-batsman Palkar was also named in Mumbai Ranji probables in 1999. He also played for Shivaji Park Youngsters in local cricket. While he plays club cricket, he is also a sub-engineer with the rainwater harvesting department of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Mumbai has the most COVID-19 positive cases:
Mumbai is among the most worst COVID-19 hit cities in India. As of now, the business capital of India has crossed over 38,000 positive cases and 1,227 deaths have been reported. According to the central government, from June 1, lockdown 5.0 will be imposed in Mumbai till 30th June to curb the spread of the virus.
Under such circumstances, it would be tough to say when sports activity would resume. The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) would have to explore options to resume cricket activities. The Indian Premier League(IPL), which is the most popular T20 league, generates the highest revenue for BCCI and has been postponed indefinitely. So, if the league, which was initially scheduled to start from 29th March, didn’t get staged this year, the Indian board would have to incur a loss of INR 4,000 crore, as per reports.
There are speculations that BCCI is planning to host the IPL 2020 in October and November as ICC T20 World Cup 2020 might be postponed. However, the board has not assured anything about the lucrative league.