IPL 2021 Suspended as Covid-19: The corona virus has also pierced the bio bubble considered safe of IPL. After KKR and CSK, now a player from Sunrisers Hyderabad i.e. SRH has also got Corona positive. Today Wriddhiman Saha’s report has come negative even before the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. At present, the BCCI has suspended this league indefinitely in the middle of the rising cases of Kovid 19 in the IPL. BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla has confirmed this.
IPL suspended for this season: Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla to ANI#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/K6VBK0W0WA
— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2021
Eclipse on KKR, CSK, SRH matches
Let us tell you that on Monday, 2 players of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier have been found to be Corona positive. Due to this the match of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and KKR was postponed. Shortly after, the report of the bowling coach being Kovid positive came from CSK’s camp. After which it was believed that CSK would not play its match on Wednesday. At the same time, there were clouds of crisis in the match between Mumbai Indians and SRH. In view of this, the IPL had to be suspended midway.
BCCI has confirmed
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla has confirmed that IPL 2021 has been postponed. He gave this information through tweet. He said that we have taken this decision after talking to the teams, broadcasters and everyone involved in it. The decision to postpone the IPL was taken especially in view of the sentiment and the current situation in the country. For us the health of the players is paramount and BCCI will always put safety first. We’ll meet again soon and decide when we can conclude this edition. We will have to see when the next window will be available.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI that the tournament has been postponed indefinitely. We will try to organize it whenever possible in future, but it is not likely to happen in this month.
Some players and staff sick
On Monday, there was a report that Pat Cummins of Kolkata Knight Riders has fever. At the same time, some other players and support staff of the team are ill. That’s why the management has isolated the rest. The report of CSK’s bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji has also come positive. Some ground staff are also ill. Against the teams whose players have come positive, other teams are also afraid to take the field.