IPL 2021 suspended after several players and staff tests positive for Covid-19

IPL 2021 gets suspended for the time being after an SRH player tests positive ahead of their match against MI in Delhi.

Written by May 4, 2021 13:03
IPL 2021 suspended after several players and staff tests positive for Covid-19

IPL 2021 suspended after several players and staff tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi: The BCCI has suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for the time being after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19.

IPL suspended for this season, said Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla to ANI

The decision to suspend the league comes when IPL 2021 match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad being rescheduled after the Knight Riders’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid-19.

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SunRisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has tested positive for Covid-19. Sources within the SRH camp confirmed to ANI that Saha is the lone person in the SRH unit to have tested positive and as a result, the entire team is now isolating.

The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated to be played on Monday evening was rescheduled for a later date and the game between CSK and Rajasthan Royals was also set to be officially postponed as the CSK unit is in isolation.

The BCCI issued a release on the twin cases in KKR and said: “Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID-19.”

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