IPL 2021 Suspended Indefinitely

May 4, 2021 at 1:38 PM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for an indefinite period.

The move was confirmed by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, who said the decision was taken for the safety of all stakeholders.

Decision comes after reports that Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper-batsman of SRH, has been tested positive while the Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra has also returned a positive result today.

COVID-19 has burst the bio-secure bubble in the IPL as cases reported in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp yesterday (3rd May) where players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive. It was followed by further Covid-19 cases reporting from CSK, including bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji.