IPL 2021 Postponed: The Indian Board of Control of Cricket (BCCI) decided to suspend the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after multiple Covid-19 positive cases among the franchises. It was all started on Monday, 3 May, when two players of Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive. Later, CSK bowling coach L Balaji and CSK bus driver also tested positive.
However, the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) was planned. Still, just right before the game, wicketkeeper-batsman of SRH, Wriddhiman Saha, along with Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra also tested positive.
In a statement to the media, Brijesh Patel said, “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organizing 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 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.”
With the recent surge of Covid-19 cases inside the IPL BioSecure Bubble, the BCCI decided to suspend the IPL 2021. BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla confirmed that IPL 2021 has been discontinued. Earlier, the board was thinking about shifting the matches to Mumbai, where the first half of the tournament took place.