The Vivo IPL 2021has been temporarily suspended after an emergency meeting and unanimous declaration by the BCCI and the IPL board. The COVID cloudburst started after KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive followed by CSK staff members. But the Havoc went out of reach when on Tuesday, SRH’s Wridhiman Saha and DC’s Amit Mishra were confirmed COVID positive.
The IPL board has sincerely asked all the players to hard quarantine and return to their families in such fighting times. However, It will be a big question whether the Australian government will uplift its ban from incoming flights from India or not. PM Scott Morrison has also enforced threatening retribution like five years of jail or heavy penalty for disobeying the guidelines.
There are as many as fourteen Australian Players involved in the Vivo IPL along with few commentators like Michael Slater. Slater has even bashed the Australian PM in his tweet calling this action a “disgrace”.
Whereas, South Africa Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith has assured to help their players in every possible way if they need any. So has the English Cricket Board has conformed in smooth processing of bringing their players back from India.
The indefinitely suspended IPL may resume when the pandemic situations are under control and assures all players safety as well. However, no reopening dates have been confirmed as such by the BCCI and IPL board for the VIVO IPL 2021.