COVID-19: IPL 2021 Suspended. Right Move?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League for an indefinite period after four players tested positive for Covid-19

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for an indefinite period after four players tested positive for Covid-19. The announcement came after Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad's Wriddhiman Saha tested COVID-19 positive. While Wriddhiman has been in isolation since yesterday after testing positive, Mishra tested positive today.

“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,” said the official statement.

“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 wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind,” statement reads.

On Monday, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji along with Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy had also returned positive results.

IPL 2021 suspension invited mixed reactions from fans on social media as some lauded the BCCI for taking many necessary steps for the health of players while others were left

heartbroken.Let’s have a look at some of the reactions.

29 matches have been played so far in the IPL season 14. All the matches are being played under a bio-bubble and without spectators on the ground

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