The 14th edition of the IPL 2021 has been postponed indefinitely as the country battles the second wave of deadly COVID-19. The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has made it clear that the safety of each & every person involved with the IPL is their priority.
Speaking to the media, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said that they are keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation. And after monitoring the current situation the BCCI has decided to postpone the IPL 2021.
“The BCCI & the IPL Governing have decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season till further notice. We don’t wish to compromise the safety of the players, the people involved in the league, the employees, the groundsmen, the Match Officials, every single person involved”, said Jay Shah.
SRH wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning after there were COVID-19 cases in two other franchises on Monday. While two of the members of the CSK contingent have tested positive for COVID-19. Two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier also tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the BCCI was forced to postpone the KKR vs RCB match in Ahmedabad.
Players being tested positive for COVID-19 made the situation worse. As RCB & KKR match had already been postponed & the match between CSK & RR was all set to be postponed as CSK was in strict quarantine. All these conditions forced BCCI to postpone the IPL 2021 for time being.