BCCI suspends the tournament indefinitely

The decision was made after Saha and Mishra also tested positive for COVID-19.

IPL 2021 auction. (Photo source: IPL / BCCI)

The Cricket Control Council in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) For an undetermined time. It all started with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp cases on May 3 where Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive. He was followed by CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, who tested positive for the virus.

However, the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) was scheduled for Tuesday May 4th. But it was reported that Wriddhiman Saha, SRH’s goalkeeper-beater, tested positive while Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra also returned a positive result.

With the rise of positive COVID-19 cases inside the bubble, the BCCI has decided to indefinitely suspend the 2021 IPL according to ESPNCricinfo. Previously, the board was considering moving all matches to Mumbai, where the first leg of the tournament was being played.

BCCI and IPL GC made the decision in an emergency meeting

The BCCI, in its statement, confirmed that the board of directors and the board of directors made the decision unanimously in an emergency meeting. The vice-chairman of the board also confirmed that the IPL has been suspended for this season, while the BCCI also said that it will ensure that a safe passage is created for all players to join their families and their families. relatives.

“The Indian Premier League Board of Directors (IPL GC) and the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI), in an emergency meeting, unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of players, support staff and other participants involved in the organization of the IPL. This decision was made with the safety, health and well-being of all stakeholders in mind.

“These are tough times, especially in India and although we have tried to bring some positivity and joy, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and that everyone returns to their families and loved ones in these difficult times. The BCCI will do everything in its power to ensure the safe and secure passage of all participants in the IPL 2021.

“The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, actors, support staff, franchisees, sponsors, partners and all service providers who did their best to organize IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times, ”says the BCCI lis.

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