As IPL is about to begin in UAE from September 19, New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson has acknowledged that there is a "little bit of apprehension" amid the coronavirus outbreak.....
'There is a little bit of apprehension,' says Kane Williamson amid coronavirus outbreak; vigilance increases

New Delhi: As Indian Premier League (IPL) is about to begin in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19, New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson has acknowledged that there is a "little bit of apprehension" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Williamson said that this pandemic has forced everyone to be more observant about their health and hygiene. He will be leaving to join his teammates of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.

While expressing his thoughts over the concern on the going situation Williamson told Radio New Zealand, "Obviously that's bad news. You don't want to hear anybody has COVID. I hear they are predominantly asymptomatic so hopefully, through another lockdown period they can come through and will be okay."

"Obviously there's a little bit of apprehension, certainly as you get nearer to the time. Now it's two days out you start thinking you do have to be extremely vigilant and disciplined," Williamson further added.

Previously on August 29, thirteen members of the IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were found to be corona positive, out of which two were players. Chennai Super Kings’ CEO Kasi Viswanathan announced that all the positive members will be tested again after the quarantine of 14 days. 

The BCCI also further announced that all the members who have been in close contact with the positive members of the team have also been isolated from the rest of the team members. They all are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team. However, the IPL has been postponed which was then scheduled in March is now being held from September 19.