BCCI Suspends IPL Season 14 after players test positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. “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,” BCCI said in a release.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff, and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health, and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.”
“We have suspended the IPL for now. The new window will be worked out later on. A statement will follow soon,” Mr. Patel told The Hindu on May 4.
BCCI was forced to take the call since at least four teams have been affected by COVID-19.
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Earlier in the day, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra were diagnosed to have contracted the COVID-19 infection.
“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the security. And the safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
“The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners, and all the service providers who have tried their best to organize IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.”
The IPL match between RCB and KKR in Ahmedabad on May 3 was also rescheduled with two KKR players — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game.
(With Input From TheHindu)
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