IPL postponed as COVID count increases in teams
Published: 01:44 PM, 4 May 2021 Updated: 02:00 PM, 4 May 2021
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has finally been postponed following several positive Covid-19 cases across teams over the past couple of days.
Espncricinfo, a reliable cricket news outlet confirmed the matter.
The current situation in India is very fragile due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In the meantime, the IPL was being held with a lot of challenges. However, the demand for the IPL postponement came after few cricketers of two franchises (Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings) were identified with the Covid-19.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday asked all Delhi players and support staff to go into isolation due to the played match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 29. The whole Delhi squad is in isolation as per the rules.
“We were the last opponent of KKR. As a result, we have been asked by the BCCI to go to the quarantine. Besides, all of us have been instructed to stay in isolation. As a result, we are all in our room now,” a Delhi official said.
It is unknown at this time How long do they have to stay in quarantine. As a result, it is not certain whether Delhi will be able to practice. “We have not been informed whether the practice session will continue or not,” the official said.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha tested Covid-19 positive on Tuesday. After that, the BCCI hastily announced the postponement of the tournament.