The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended indefinitely a day after a number of individuals throughout the bio-secure bubble examined constructive for coronavirus, the league’s chairman Brijesh Patel confirms.
Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla stated all workplace bearers and council members have collectively determined after speaking to all stakeholders together with the franchises and broadcasters, agreeing that the IPL needs to be suspended for now.
“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, read an advisory from the BCCI.
“The BCCI doesn’t need to compromise on the protection of the gamers, help employees and the opposite individuals concerned in organising the IPL. This determination was taken maintaining the protection, well being and wellbeing of all of the stakeholders in thoughts,” it added.
The BCCI said these are “tough instances” for India and the board had decided to suspend the tournament and send everyone back to their families and loved ones.
The latest cricketer to test positive for the virus is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha, who tested positive earlier on Tuesday. This makes Hyderabad the third IPL franchise to report coronavirus cases.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Delhi Capitals’ (DC) Amit Mishra and now, SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha have all tested positive for the virus over the past couple of days.
Two members of the support staff of the Chennai Super Kings had also earlier tested positive for the virus.
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After multiple players and members of the support staff tested positive for the virus on Monday, the match between KKR and the Royal Challengers Bangalore was rescheduled.
Indian media studies had claimed Chakravarthy had contracted the virus when he left the bio-secure bubble to get his shoulder scanned just lately.
As per the crew administration’s report, aside from Chakravarthy and Warrier, the opposite gamers of the KKR examined damaging for the virus.
Employees help members of the Chennai Tremendous Kings who examined constructive for the virus embrace CSK Chief Government Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a bus cleaner.
The franchise or the IPL is but to subject an announcement over the matter. That is the primary incidence of gamers throughout the IPL bio-secure bubble testing constructive for the virus for the reason that 2021 season started a couple of months earlier.
The KKR are positioned quantity seven on the IPL factors desk. The crew final performed on Thursday in opposition to the Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad.