Mumbai Indians bowler Mitchell McClenaghan's tweets about situation in UK after COVID-19 outbreak

Mumbai Indians bowler Mitchell McClenaghan's tweets about situation in UK after COVID-19 outbreak

As a result of COVID-19 outbreak, various sporting events across the world have been cancelled. Various bilateral series, cricket tournaments have either been cancelled or have been postponed. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also delayed the launch of the cash-rich Indian Premier League this year.

The tournament was supposed to begin on March 29 with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. But the encounter has seems cancelled for now.

Many cricketers have taken to their social media to show how they are practising social distancing. One such player is Mumbai Indians' pacer Mitchell McClenaghan. He recently took to Twitter and spoke about the current situation in the United Kingdom. The Kiwi pacer replied to a tweet of a popular British media personality, Piers Morgan questioning the coronavirus crisis of his country.

"NZ just gone into full lockdown and your plonkers continue to make a mockery of this pandemic," the New Zealand player said.

The pacer had also held an #askmitch session on Twitter where a user tweeted a photo of him and Rohit in an India-New Zealand match. The user asked what were they talking about. Here's what McClenaghan had to say:

McClenaghan has been part of the Nita Ambani-owned franchise since 2015. After which, he was part of the Mumbai Indians victorious line-ups of 2015, 2017 and 2019 editions respectively.

The BCCI is yet to decide the rescheduled dates for the annual tournament. While the franchises and the BCCI look inclined to host the tournament, the government has advised against it.

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the fate of the 13th edition of the IPL can be decided only after the government comes out with a fresh advisory after April 15. 

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that while it is the BCCI which decides on cricketing matters, the COVID-19 outbreak is something which has a direct effect on the lives of the citizens of the country.

The future of IPL will be decided on April 15 but do you think, IPL should be held this year?