In view of the rising coronavirus cases in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that the IPL 2021 has been postponed.
BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla stated that IPL 2021 has been postponed for this season.
Meanwhile, BCCI stated that the “Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect.”
It comes after two players of Kolkata Knight Riders — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — tested positive for COVID-19. Likewise, Patt Cummins was reported to have gone under home isolation.
Similarly, three faculty members of Chennai Super Kings including the bowling coach Balaji tested positive for COVID-19.
This was for the first time the members tested positive inside the bio-bubble ever since the IPL 2021 started.
The IPL was being played at 6 venues including Ahmedabad, and Mumbai. IPL 2021 started at a time when India is dealing with the second wave of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, a lot of people criticised the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League and even demanded the suspension of it. On Tuesday, India recorded more than 3.5 lakh new COVID-19 cases and more than 3 lakh recoveries.
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