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Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed, mentioned BCCI on Tuesday after a number of gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19. “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” BCCI mentioned in a launch. “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.”

Two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gamers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a CSK journey staff help employees member are amongst those that have examined optimistic for the virus. As per IPL protocol, CSK squad was put in isolation.

“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,” the BCCI launch added.

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

“The BCCI want to thank all of the healthcare staff, state associations, gamers, help employees, franchises, sponsors, companions and all of the service suppliers who’ve tried their greatest to organise IPL 2021 even in these extraordinarily troublesome occasions.”

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A complete of 29 out of the scheduled 56 league video games have been performed this season – the final match performed this season was between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on May 2.

The match on Monday between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after COVID-19 circumstances within the KKR camp.

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