Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 Postponed after multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble: League chairman Brijesh Patel to PTI.
IPL 2021 Postponed
Earlier couple of Kolkata Knight Riders players has been tested positive for the COVID19. Due to which the KKR vs RCB match has been postponed which is scheduled to play on May 2, 2021.
Soon after the KKR update, CSK announced that their three non-playing members were tested positive for the COVID19 which starts to question over the biosecure condition. As a result, CSK and KKR along with DC were quarantined.
UPDATE: 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.
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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.
The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.
These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.
The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and 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 organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
BCCI has not yet announced any reschedule for the tournament.