Ipl 2021 Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Ipl 2021 Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The number of new coronavirus infections in India surpassed 20 million on Tuesday, with 357,229 new cases recorded in the previous 24-hour span. The IPL regular season ended on May 23, with qualifiers and eliminators to follow until the final on May 30. The 2021 Indian Premier League has been postponed indefinitely due to fears about the country's coronavirus rate.

With 357,229 new cases recorded in the last 24-hour span, the number of new coronavirus infections in India surpassed 20 million on Tuesday, putting additional pressure on an already overburdened health system. The regular season was supposed to end on May 23, followed by qualifiers and eliminators until the final on May 30.

"In an emergency meeting, the Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unanimously agreed to postpone the IPL 2021 season with immediate effect," according to an IPL announcement.

"The BCCI does not want to jeopardize the welfare of the players, support personnel, and other people interested with the IPL's organization. This decision was made with all stakeholders' security, welfare, and well-being in mind.

"These are hard times, particularly in India, and while we have tried to carry some positivity and cheer, it is critical that the tournament be postponed now so that everyone can return to their families and loved ones."

The Mumbai Indians were scheduled to play Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday in the 31st of 60 scheduled matches, but the Sunrisers became the third franchise to allegedly return a positive Covid-19 case among their workers just hours before the scheduled start.

The cancellation of the Indian Premier League was unavoidable, according to former England batsman Rob Key, considering the country's coronavirus condition.
Over the weekend, two Kolkata Knight Riders players and two members of the Chennai Super Kings backroom squad tested positive for the virus, resulting in a mandatory quarantine and postponement of matches.

Three Australian cricketers, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, and Andrew Tye, had already left the IPL to return home, while India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took a break to spend time with his family.

The tournament has a contingent of 11 English players, including limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan, with the ECB saying earlier on Tuesday that individual decisions on continued participation will be left to the players.

Jos Buttler of England had been in superb form for the Rajasthan Royals.
Jos Buttler of England had been in superb form for the Rajasthan Royals.
England's Test squad, including Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes, had been facing the prospect of skipping the five-day series against New Zealand at the start of June, but the IPL's postponement will enable them to play.

The IPL statement went on to say: "The BCCI will do whatever possible to ensure the safe and stable passage of all IPL 2021 participants.

"The BCCI wishes to express its gratitude to all healthcare professionals, state associations, players, support personnel, franchises, supporters, investors, and all service providers who have worked tirelessly to make IPL 2021 a success, despite the challenging circumstances."

The other English players in the tournament are Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Chris Jordan, and Tom Curran.

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