Vivo IPL 2021: Star Sports understands and supports BCCI to suspend Vivo IPL 2021.
Vivo IPL 2021: The fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday after several positive covid cases entered the biosafety bubble. Star Sports, the official broadcaster of Vivo IPL 2021, said the organization is backing BCCI to support its decision to suspend.
The development was confirmed after two other players tested covid-positive. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicket keeper and batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals (DC) spinner Amit Mishra were tested positive on Tuesday.
BCCI in a statement said that the board did not want to compromise with the safety of the players involved, support staff, commentators and broadcasters, therefore, they decided to postpone the elite T20 competition.
“Star India supports BCCI’s decision to postpone IPL 2021. The health and safety of players, staff and everyone involved in IPL is of utmost importance. We thank BCCI, IPL Board of Directors, players, franchisees and sponsors for their support, ”Star India said in a statement hours after the BCCI decision.
Earlier on Monday, CSK bowling coach L Balaji, while batting coach Michael Hussey on Tuesday, also tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. Two KKR players – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – were also found positive for covidus.
Star Sports said they were “indebted” to their crew who went out of their way to provide a quality and entertaining IPL in these test times. He also appreciated the efforts of employees, on-air talent, production and broadcast teams for their service.
“We are also indebted to our employees, on-air talent, production and broadcast teams for doing their best to spread positivity by broadcasting IPL 2021 to millions of homes in the face of difficult circumstances.” , adds the press release.
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