BCCI suspends IPL 2021 indefinitely after rising COVID-19 cases


Karachi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has indefinitely suspended the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following several positive Covid-19 cases across teams over the past couple of days.

BCCI was under immense criticism for holding IPL in the current deteriorating situation of the coronavirus in India with almost 300,000+ positive cases and 3000+ deaths every day.

The cases emerged in IPL’s bio-secure bubble after Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier.

As a consequence, the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was rescheduled for later.

On the other hand, two members of the Chennai Super Kings’ contingent also returned positive for COVID-19. Bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner have tested positive for the virus.

Earlier today, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra returned positive COVID-19.

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