Anand Ranjan, a Madhya Pradesh cricketer, has been left baffled as his father is stuck in Iran amid the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. A set of Indians have already been flown back from Iran to the country but his father is still to return.
Iran has been struggling to cope up with the coronavirus outbreak. Over 44,000 people have been tested positive with the fatal virus, causing death to at least 2800 people. Though, in the first transaction of its kind, France, Germany and Britain have sent medical goods to Iran under a trade mechanism set up to bypass US sanctions against Tehran, according to a report in al-monitor.com.
‘My father is ready to fly, waiting for medical check up’
Anand Ranjan, who played for SunRisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers, on Tuesday took to twitter and said that his father, V. Rajan, is ready to fly and waiting for medical check up formality. He made a special request to India’s ambassador to Iran, Dhamu Gaddam, to look into the matter.
In an interview to The Indian Express, Ranjan raised his concerns, as the embassy in Iran does not have enough medical kit to conduct medical tests. Moreover, the fact that no international flights are available in next one week, is making him anxious.
@dhamugaddam Kindly help sir . I’m sure you had a word with my father his name V .Rajan living in qazvin, waiting for the medical check up formality. Please help me get him to India asap .
— ANAND RAJAN (@iamANANDRAJAN) March 30, 2020
“As Indian government has brought back many Indians from Iran, I am hoping father comes back too,” Rajan told The Indian Express.
“My father told me that the embassy will only clear travel of those people whose medical examination they conduct by themselves. I was told that embassy doesn’t have the necessary medical kit to deal with this, so time is running out. With no international flights allowed for next one week, we don’t know what will happen,” he added.
Ranjan played 40 first-class matches, picking 124 wickets at an average of 31.10. The right-hand medium pacer also had the decent economy rate of 3.31.