IPL 2021 Postponed – Indian Premiere League has been postponed on Tuesday after several players tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The Indian Premiere League governing council and BCCI in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect, BCCI said in a release. The BCCI doesn’t want to compromise in the safety of the players, support staff and other participants involving in organizing the IPL. “The decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well being of the stake holders in mind”.
Two Kolkata Knight Riders Players, Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a CSK travel team support staff members are among those who have test positive.
Apart from that, players Wriddhiman Saha, Amit Mishra have also been tested positive for the virus.
“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 release added.
“The 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 their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.”
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