The IPL Governing Council & the BCCI on Tuesday in an emergency meeting decided to postpone IPL 2021 with immediate effect.
The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the IPL Players, support staff & the other participants involved in organizing the IPL 2021. This decision was taken by keeping in mind the safety, health & well-being of all the stakeholders.
The BCCI ensures safe passage of all the Players & support staff who have participated in the IPL 2021!
“There are difficult times especially in India & while we have tried to bring some positivity & cheer. However, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended. And everyone goes back to their families & loved ones during these trying times”, the BCCI said in an Official Statement.
The BCCI further ensured the players that it will do everything in its powers to arrange for a secure & safe passage of all the participants in the IPL 2021. The BCCI also thanked all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchisees, sponsors, partners & all the service providers who have tried their best to organize the IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
The BCCI postpone the IPL 2021 due to COVID-19 cases within the bio-bubble!
Earlier the BCCI’s Vice-president Rajeev Shukla had confirmed the news to ANI, “IPL has been suspended, we will see whether we can reschedule it, as it is not canceled. It is just suspended for now”, Rajeev said.
According to the IPL Governing Council, the decision of postponing the IPL 2021 was taken after Amit Mishra & Wriddhiman Saha have tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Sources within the SRH squad have confirmed the news that Saha was the alone person in the SRH squad who have tested positive for COVID-19 & as a result, the entire team has been kept in isolation.
Earlier Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier had also tested positive for COVID-19. So yesterday’s KKR vs RCB clash was postponed to another date. Even two members of the CSK Contingent were tested positive for COVID-19. And so the match between CSK & RR was also set to be postponed.