Unfortunately, BCCI suspended IPL 2021 due to the rising number of COVID cases. The deadly virus infected three players in the ongoing tournament. BCCI promised to safely transfer the players to their respective countries.
Official Announcement:— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 4, 2021
The IPL Governing Council and BCCI in India in an emergency meeting have unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 indefinitely, with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/pl9KKDXhGV
Earlier there was news that Australian players will travel with Indian players to the UK. This is because Australia has banned all flights from India.
Two players from Kolkata Knight Riders, staff helpers from Chennai Super Kings, and a player from Delhi Capitals fell sick because of the virus.
The board of control decided to postpone the IPL tournament as they do not want to compromise the health of the players.
The officials took the decision to safeguard the players. The board of control further thanked the sponsors, support staff, state associations who organized the IPL tournament.
BCCI has also suspended the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians
There was a scheduled match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. However, it got canceled after Saha also caught the deadly virus.
The virus has also infected Amit Mishra from Delhi Capitals. The overseas players do not want to stay in India any further now.
BCCI conducted the IPL tournament 2020 quite successfully. However this year there was a lot of mess. This year IPL was conducted across various venues. This led to frequent travel by flights. The hotel staff did not quarantine themselves.
IPL 2021 cannot be shifted to UAE immediately. This is because UAE has banned flights from India.
Now the tournament can commence after the next monsoons.
As of now the IPL is canceled due to the increasing number of COVID cases across India.
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