IPL 2021 Suspended Indefinitely As More Players Test Positive; BCCI Confirms Via Tweet
Due to the corona and restrictions, people are confined in their respective places and resorting to streaming platforms and IPL to get some respite in these turbulent times.
What Led To The Suspension?
In India Bollywood as well as Cricket has a separate fan base and the news which has surfaced is surely going to break many hearts. What has come as a bolt of out blue is the suspension of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) after an SRH player was tested positive prior to the scheduled match against Mumbai Indians in Delhi today. The reason behind the midway suspension of the season is the rising numbers of Covid positives.
On Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they won’t play their next match against Rajasthan Royals after two of its non-playing members, including a coach tested positive for Covid-19.
As per Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) of the IPL, CSK made it a point to BCCI that only once all the other players, who came in contact with those two who tested positive, cleared three tests over a six day period that they shall step onto the playing field.
Official IPL Statement
“The governing body of the Indian Premier League (IPL GC) and the Indian Cricket Regulatory Board (BCCI) in an emergency meeting have unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season, immediately.
The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of players, support staff and others involved in organizing the IPL. This decision has been taken to keep the safety, health and well-being of all participants in mind. These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring good and happiness, however, it is important that the tournament is suspended and everyone returns to their families and loved ones in these difficult times. The BCCI will do its utmost to organize a safe and secure reception for all stakeholders in the IPL 2021.
BCCI would like to thank all health care workers, state organizations, athletes, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all service providers who have tried their best to plan for IPL 2021 even in these very difficult times. “