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IPL 2021 suspended

IPL 2021 suspended

Members of three franchises, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, have tested positive Covid-19 © BCCI/IPL 

 

 

IPL 2021 suspended, following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises over the past couple of days. The move was confirmed by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, who said it was for the safety of all stakeholders.

In a media statement, the IPL said the decision was “unanimously” taken by the tournament’s Governing Council along with the top brass of the BCCI. “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL,” the statement said. “This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.IPL 2021 suspended

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“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.IPL 2021 suspended

“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.”IPL 2021 suspended

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Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo

 

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