‘That’s a Silly Point’ – Delhi Police comes up with an apt reply after fan asks ‘can we play cricket with masks’
While face asks can definitely limit the disease, playing cricket with masks on isn’t the greatest of ideas.
Updated - Jan 8, 2022 2:47 pm
Major cricket activities all over India have come to a halt due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. It’s indeed a sad piece of news for the fans as the gentleman’s game is treated like a religion in this region of the world. Owing to the same, many lovers of the game took to Twitter and expressed their disappointment.
One such netizen came up with a proposal of playing cricket with face masks while maintaining social distancing. Now, face masks have become an important accessory ever since the coronavirus came in the picture. Doctors, healthcare workers and government officials have been urging citizens to sport face masks to keep the virus at bay. While this equipment can definitely limit the disease, playing cricket with masks on isn’t the greatest of ideas.
Delhi Police uses cricket analogy to answer netizen
Owing to the same, the official Twitter account of Delhi Police came up with an apt reply for the social media user. “That’s a ‘Silly Point’, Sir. It is time to take ‘Extra Cover’. Also, #DelhiPolice is good at ‘Catching’,” wrote Delhi Police while reacting to the query. Fans were impressed by Delhi Police’s use of cricket analogy as the comment section got flooded in no time.
— #DelhiPolice (@DelhiPolice) January 7, 2022
Meanwhile, the new wave of COVID-19 has forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to indefinitely postpone the 2021-22 season of the Ranji Trophy, Col C K Nayudu Trophy and Senior Women’s T20 League. In an official statement, the cricket body stated that the decision was taken considering the well-being of players and support staff members.
“BCCI does not want to compromise the safety of the players, support staff, match officials and other participants involved and hence, has decided to put the three tournaments on hold till further notice. The BCCI will continue to assess the situation and take a call on the start of the tournaments accordingly,” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah in an official statement.
“BCCI thanks and continues to appreciate the efforts of the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, match officials and all the service providers who put their best foot forward to host more than 700 matches across 11 tournaments in the current 2021-22 domestic season,” he added.