IPL 2021 suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday suspended the continued version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a call taken after a lot of COVID-19 cases emerged within the bio-bubble. 

The cricket governing physique launched a official assertion on this regard confirming the identical.

“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” it learn. 

“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.”

“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.”

“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.”

“The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times,” it added. 

Meanwhile, BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla whereas talking to ANI mentioned: “IPL has been suspended, we will see whether we can reschedule it. It is not cancelled. It is just suspended for now.”  

Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday examined constructive for the virus. 

Both the members have been a part of the continued IPL and SRH have been scheduled to tackle defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday night.  

Meanwhile, three members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent examined constructive for the virus on Monday, which included CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji. 

Two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – additionally examined constructive for the novel coronavirus regardless of the occasion happening inside a strong bio-bubble.

As per stories, it’s believed that Chakravarthy, who just lately had exited the bio-bubble for shoulder scans through a inexperienced channel, might have contracted the virus first.  

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