BCCI officials have announced that IPL 2021 will be suspended as the COVID-19 cases rise in the team players and support staff in the last 2 days. The IPL was started on 9th April and the first match was played between team Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Banglore. There is a total of 29 matches played in this season and the 30th match of the league was earlier scheduled to be played on 3rd April between the team Kolkata Knight Riders and team Royal Challengers Banglore, but Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrior tested positive on Sunday night and BCCI has rescheduled the match of teams. The Sunrise Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians match was scheduled for 4th May,
but the wicketkeeper-batsman Wridhimman Saha who is a player of SRH tested positive for COVID-19, and BCCI rescheduled this match. The remaining team squad reports have been sent to examine the situation. The Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Mr. L Balaji has also tested positive on Sunday night. The Veteran spinner Amit Mishra also tested positive on Tuesday morning. The BCCI has decided to shift the entire tournament to Mumbai as earlier the playoff was fixed to be held in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahemdabad. The Indian Premier League Governing Council and Board Of Control for Cricket in India have organized an emergency meeting where they announced that the IPL 2021 remaining games will be postponed.
They have stated that “Players and support staff safety is our priority and we can’t neglect that. We will compromise with their health and will follow the safety protocols until the situation will be under control. We all are going through this for a certain time period and we tried to spread some positivity through IPL, but now we need to suspend the tournament and each of the player and support staff members will safely return to their families. BCCI will take the responsibility to make each player return home safely.
The foreign players will also get a safe stay in India until flights for their respective countries will be available. BCCI regards state associations, franchises, healthcare workers, players, support staff, sponsors, partners, and all the service providers to organize this season of IPL”. The Australian PM has suspended the direct flights from India so the players will stay in India for some time. The foreign player Kane Richardson, Liam Livingstone, Andrew Tye, and Adam Zampa has left the tournament in midway and returned to their country. To know more about this article stay connected to us.