The COVID-19 hits hard the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as the IPL 2021 has been suspended for the time being after Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals (DC) bowler Amit Mishra tested positive for novel coronavirus.
The Kane Williamson-led side was scheduled to lock horns with Rohit Sharma’s MI at the Arun Jaitely Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.
However, in the latest turn of events, the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases within the IPL bio-bubble has led to the suspension of the season mid-way.
In an advisory BCCI said, “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health, and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind,” the Board said in the latest statement.
The decision came after two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive for coronavirus.