New Delhi: The BCCI has postponed the IPL – 2021 on Tuesday after several players tested positive for Covid – 19. BCCI in a press release said that IPL Governing Council (IPL GC) and BCCI in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL – 2021 season, with immediate effect.
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 organize IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
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, said the press release.
KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, CSK bowling Coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a CSK travel team support staff member are among those who have tested Covid – 19 positive. As per IPL protocol, CSK squad was put in isolation. The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
A total of 29 out of the scheduled 56 league games were played this season – the last match played this season was between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on May 2. The match on Monday between KKR and RCB was postponed after Covid – 19 cases in the KKR camp.