Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson has affirmed that the choice to suspension of IPL 2021 was settled on in concurrence with every one of the franchises.
Mike Hesson on IPl 2021 suspension
BCCI took the unhappy decision of suspension of the IPL 2021 season after various players of the tournament tests positive for the COVID19. In the tournament of 60 league matches so far the teams have played only 29 matches. BCCI have not yet announced any official information regarding the rescheduling of the tournament.
Earlier Times of Sports have listed the possible chances of COVID19 breach in a bio-secure bubble which leads to the postponing of the IPL 2021 season.
RCB shared a video of the franchise’s interaction. In it, Mike Hesson clarified:
“The situation really escalated once a couple of teams had positive cases within the bio-bubble. So once that happened, the BCCI were obviously very worried about the health and safety of everybody within the eight franchises. In the end, the decision was made in agreement with all the franchises that the safest way of dealing with it is to postpone the tournament. Things will be looked at at a later date. Initially, the main priority was the health and safety of everybody within the eight bio-bubbles.”
RCB Chairman Anand Kripalu said that BCCI was taking a gander at a September window to continue the competition, yet added that everything is provisional right now.
Anand Kripalu remarked: “We got a call from the BCCI to say that they are going to be suspending the IPL given the fact that four teams have been affected (by COVID cases) and there is too much of risk. They are not certain when this will resume, but it is not a canceled tournament and it is going to resume. They have indicated September, saying they are trying to find a window, but we don’t know exactly yet.”