Just a day after the IPL 2021 was postponed by the BCCI due to an outbreak of COVID-19 into the bio-bubbles. Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar reacts to the news of the IPL postponement by sharing a snippet of his latest YouTube video on Twitter.
Akhtar said that he had already seen the decision coming & suggested the same a couple of weeks ago. Shoaib in his tweet further wrote that “nothing is more important than saving human lives” during these testing times. “IPL canceled. I saw it coming & suggested that two weeks ago. Nothing more important than saving human lives during the current COVID-19 crisis in India,” the former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar captioned the video.
Watch what the Pakistan Pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on the IPL 2021 postponement!
The IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday by the BCCI after various players & support staff tested positive for COVID-19. Two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier, CSK coaches Lakshmipathy Balaji and Mike Hussey, SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha & Amit Mishra of DC were among the people who had tested positive for the deadly COVID-19.
Out of the 56 league matches that were scheduled to be played for IPL 2021, only 29 matches were played. Before the BCCI & the IPL Governing Council decided to postpone the ongoing IPL 2021 with an immediate effect. The BCCI has also indicated the possibility of rescheduling the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 in September if the COVID-19 situation gets in control.
Earlier today, it has been reported that the Pakistan Super League franchises sent a letter to PCB requesting the board to host the remaining PSL matches in the UAE instead of Karachi, amid the fresh rise in the COVID-19 cases in Pakistan. The PSL sixth edition was postponed after a fresh rise in the COVID-19 cases were reported in the month of March. The tournament is scheduled to resume on June 1 with the finals slated to be played on June 20.