Sharjah-Based Cricket Tournament Refutes Rumours Over Coronavirus Claims

A homegrown cricket tournament is dispelling rumours over alleged Coronavirus claims among a team that arrived from Mumbai last week.

10PL tournament’s third edition held last week

An extensive line-up of 11 teams from the Middle East and the Subcontinent squared off for a week of high-energy tennis-ball cricketing action at the Sharjah International Stadium for the third edition of 10PL, which boasts itself as “the richest ever street cricket competition to be held at the international level.” The tournament announced T20 stalwart Dwayne Bravo as their ambassador, and included high profile cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Wasim Akram and Rashid Khan donning their jerseys on social media.

A team from Maharashtra was tested for Coronavirus

Prior to their arrival in the UAE, Indian media reports one of the participating teams from Maharashtra were allegedly tested for Coronavirus at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, and were in isolation. Yet, the 25-man squad headed to the UAE for the tournament and emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan in the final and claiming the third edition title.

UAE Cricket Tournament Sharjah Stadium Maharashtra Coronavirus

Photograph credit: 10PL

Captain dismisses rumours about Coronavirus claims

Following Indian media reports, the team’s captain, Ankur Singh told Gulf News about the Coronavirus speculations claiming it’s “fake news” and they “were never asked to remain in isolation.”

“We are all in the hospital now, and here there are no facilities for us to even sit. Since we are above 25 years, we are all waiting in an open area close to the hospital.”

Captain Ankur Singh

(Featured photograph credit: 10PL)

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