Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has indefinitely postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after many players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19. BCCI now is in conversation with the authorities to ensure the safe travel for the overseas players.
BCCI Said :
“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.
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 wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.”
“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have try to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspend and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times,”.
On Monday’s IPL 2021 match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad being reschedule after the Knight Riders’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid-19.
The decision was taken after Amit Mishra and Wriddhiman Saha too test positive.
Two members of the Chennai Super Kings’ IPL infected too bowling coach L Balaji, and a bus cleaner had tested positive for Covid-19.
Adam Zampa, AJ Tye and Kane Richardson choosing to go home.
Rajasthan Royals batsman Liam Livingstone return to England citing “bubble fatigue” after spending much of the last 10 months moving in and out of biosecure environments.
Delhi Capitals spin bowler R. Ashwin cut short his IPL season on 25th April 2021 to be with family.
“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
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 to their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times,”.
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