Unacademy Road Safety World Series will return again with full enthusiasm
All shareholders of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series – The Professional Management Group (PMG), Viacom18, BookMyShow, DNA Entertainment and Majestic Legends Sports Private Limited Series following the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare due to the worldwide coronavirus Has agreed to reschedule the schedule of the remaining matches.
The remaining matches of the series will now be held when the number of spectators for these matches will become normal and the restrictions on them going to the stadium will be removed.
World Series will return
In view of the dangers of the cause of coronavirus around the world including India, the Government of India has issued an advisory, which says that it should be ensured that there is no audience in any kind of sports tournaments.
The first four matches of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series were telecast on all digital channels in the best manner at all venues. Tickets for the upcoming matches of this five-nation T20 series, organized for the purpose of making road safety aware in the country, were already booked. After this, to prevent the entry of spectators to the stadium, the organizers realized that now these matches could not be held as per the schedule.
Rohan Lavasi, Head of Partner-Colors Cineplex Viacom18, the official broadcaster of the series, said, “So while the first few matches were organized brilliantly, as long as the first few matches started brilliantly, making sure that our viewers, players and Safety of stakeholders is paramount. Coronavirus has affected the industry at large and has assessed health hazards. Now as per government guidelines, we have decided to postpone the matches of the Road Safety World Series. We appreciate the enthusiasm of the way everyone has supported to advance the league and we will announce its dates soon. ”
PMG CEO Melroy D’Souza said, “The players were very excited to be here and play in this series. They are a little disappointed that they had to leave it in between. But they understand the sensitivity shown by the organizers to restart the league. They are eager for everyone to come back and complete the remaining matches of the series when it is held. ”
Team India Legends captain of the series Sachin Tendulkar said that it was the right step to resume the tournament. He said, “The rescheduling of this series organized to bring awareness about road safety is an unfortunate but right step. We all hope and pray that the spread of Novel Coronavirus is limited. Playing with some old friends on the cricket field and conveying the message of road safety is even better. I want to continue supporting this important initiative through sports. ”
Brian Lara also supported Sachin, saying, “People are hungry for cricket. He (Virender) is hungry to see veterans like Sehwag and Sachin (Tendulkar). So I think it was a great tournament. It was more than I expected to compete in the tournament. It was very special to see Sachin again on the field and to see the reaction of the audience. I think this is a great tournament which is an initiative. Road safety is a big thing not only in India but all over the world. It is fantastic to lead reform in that area. People not only came to see their old cricket icon, but they also came in support of it, which is very good. Now the situation is a bit disappointing but we are eager to come back and participate in the remaining matches of the series. ”
Sri Lanka Legend’s wicketkeeper Romes Kaluvitharana said, “For me personally, it was special to come back behind the wickets and hit some big shots in the top order, just like in the old days.” Before it started we did not expect so many people to come to the tournament and support it. But the love and support of cricket lovers has shown us a lot. I am thankful to the organizers for starting the Road Safety Series. It is very important for us to take it seriously. I am a little disappointed to see the current situation, but I am happy that the organizers are taking necessary steps to keep everything under control. I am excited to fix things as soon as possible so that we can come back and finish this series. ”
The Road Safety World Series was to be held from 7 to 22 March. The first four matches were successfully held. During this time a large number of spectators reached the Wankhede and DY Patil stadiums. The matches of the series were to be played in Pune too, but now it has been canceled and a new date is awaited.