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So IPL 2021 is finally suspended or postponed?

Seems a very sensible decision to postpone the IPL. Now cases have started to appear inside the bubble BCCI had no other option. Let’s see when BCCI will be able to find the next window later this year.

Last updated: 06.05.2021
IPL 2021 is finally suspended or postponed

In the times of crisis, the biggest board of cricket BCCI has started the most entertaining league in the world IPL with its 14th edition under so much pressure around eight teams and some of the selected venues were decided to conduct the matches of the league. The portion of the competition was by one way or another made conceivable yet not long before the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore match a portion of the players from the KKR camp have tested positive for the lethal infection known as Coronavirus from which the entire world is enduring has driven the on-going association into the halt mode.


So it is a lapse in the competition like Indian Premier League where players' wellbeing conventions are penetrated by the staff members who are appointed to deal with players and match authorities. This slip by will bring up the issues over the easygoing conduct of behaviour towards players. Earlier few Australian players have effectively left the competition before the enormous information on deferred yet needed is given to cash over wellbeing of the players.


It was not just about the KKR team whose players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrior are tested positive. Before the Board could understand the situation, the bowling coach of Chennai Super kings Lakshmipathy Balaji along with the three CSK staff members were too tested positive on the same day to be more critical. And at last player from SRH camp Wriddiman Saha and Delhi Capitals Amit Mishra camp comes too positive for Covid.


“Situation is getting very tricky now. We are completely shocked by positive cases in KKR camp. How and when that happened is yet to be ascertained. These KKR players must have met others and so are CSK support staff members. Though nothing is discussed officially as yet, but like this we have to postponed IPL 2021 as this menace has gripped the entire nation,” a BCCI official told earlier in the day, as per InsideSport


After this decision from BCCI, the former fast bowler of Pakistan Shoiab Akhtar has said it ought to be halted way before or not occurred in India under such severe conditions.

“The IPL was never viable. We made a biosecure bubble in the PSL and it completely flopped. India tried and the same thing happened there. In the UAE and England, we would have had it. Over here, even people working in hotels are not safe. They don’t remain in a biosecure bubble. International cricket can take place in a bubble, but not franchise cricket because the entire world comes. The IPL is not a small event," Akhtar said


The former England captain Michael Vaughan has said the decision to stop the tournament like Indian Premier League is right by the board.


"Seems a very sensible decision to postpone the IPL. Now cases have started to appear inside the bubble they had no other option. Hope everyone stays safe in India and all the overseas players can find a way back to their families," Vaughan wrote in his tweet.

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