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Hyderabad Cricket Association offers stadium for setting up isolation centre

Last updated on March 26, 2020

In a transfer which might additionally not directly convey a transparent message that there can be no IPL this season, Hyderabad Cricket Association secretary R. Vijayanand, in a letter to the Telangana Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhara Rao on Wednesday, provided to let the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium for setting up isolation centre for the coronavirus-affected sufferers.

Right time

“We feel this is the right time to give back something to the government and the general public in return for all the wonderful support they have been extending to us over the years,” Vijayanand knowledgeable The Hindu on Wednesday.

“We have about 40 rooms which can be converted into full-fledged isolation wards and in view of the plenty of parking slot available at the Stadium which hosts all major cricketing matches — international and IPL — we thought it would ideal for these centres,” the HCA Secretary knowledgeable.

“This initiative was unanimously backed by the HCA president Mohd. Azharuddin, Apex Council members and all the secretaries of the affiliated clubs,” he stated.

“It is an undeniable fact that Telangana has been in the forefront and setting example for others to follow the measures to curb the menace on a war-footing by the way you, as the Chief Minister, have been taking the steps setting example for others,” the HCA official stated within the letter.

“We deem it’s the ethical obligation on our half on this hour of disaster to be of some assist the federal government.

“We will be more than happy if HCA services are sought for any other purpose in battling this dreaded virus,” he concluded.

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