With Hyderabad’s Wridhiman Shah testing positive along with Delhi’s Amit Mishra the IPL has been trapped into the COVID storm resulting in a temporary suspension of the Vivo IPL 2021. The report has been verified by the IPL chairman Brijesh Patel. A clear reason for the same is the rise in cases in the tournament continues and needs to be taken care of. The BCCI and the IPL board unanimously voted to postpone the IPL 2021 by arranging an emergency meeting.
All the teams along with their staff and management will be hard quarantined for a week or more until the situation is in control. So far no confirmation has been on when the IPL 2021 will resume.
The Indian Premier League has been under havoc since Monday (May 03) after KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive a day before the team facing RCB. It was not too long when the plunder increased when CSK’s three staff members were found COVID positive including bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji.
“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times” a statement from IPL.