Bengali Hunt Desk: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday after multiple players were caught with Covid 19. The BCCI said in a statement: “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season with immediate effect. The BCCI does not want to compromise on the protection of players, staff and other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety and health of all the partners. ”
Rajiv Shukla, co-chairman of the board, confirmed the news of the closure of the IPL. The decision was made in consultation with all teams, broadcasters and everyone involved in the tournament. The tournament was closed keeping in mind the current situation in the country. The health of cricketers will be the first priority of the board. For now, the board meeting will discuss when it is possible to start the tournament anew. We have to consider when the next window will be available. ”
The franchise, broadcast and operations team was scheduled to shift to Mumbai from May 8, according to a report by Sportsstar. According to the new schedule, the game was to be played after May 10. After two members of the CSK squad were attacked by Corona, they informed the Chennai board that they would not play against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. On behalf of Dhoni, it has been made clear that those who have come in contact with the two stars affected by Kovid will enter the field only if their reports are negative three times in the next six days. However, in the midst of such updates, after the reports of Riddhiman Saha and Amit Mishra came positive, the BCCI was forced to close the IPL without any further delay.