BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned IPL was postponed preserving in thoughts security of everybody concerned.© BCCI
The 14th version of the Indian Premier League has been postponed because the nation battles the second wave of COVID-19. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has made it clear that security of every individual concerned with the league was the precedence. Speaking to ANI, Shah mentioned that keeping track of the present COVID-19 state of affairs, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council determined to postpone the league. “The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 season till further notice. We don’t wish to compromise the safety of the players, the people involved, the employees, the groundsmen, the match officials, every single person involved,” he mentioned.
SunRisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha examined constructive on Tuesday morning after there have been COVID-19 instances in two franchises on Monday.
While two of the members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent tested positive, two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers examined constructive — Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — forcing the BCCI to postpone the KKR-RCB recreation in Ahmedabad.
With Saha testing constructive, the sport on Tuesday night between SRH and defending champions Mumbai Indians additionally wanted to be postponed.
This made issues worse as the sport between RCB and KKR had already been postponed and the sport between CSK and Rajasthan Royals was additionally set to be referred to as off because the Chennai unit was in strict quarantine.
The BCCI had issued a launch on the instances in KKR and mentioned: “Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID-19.”
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