IPL 2021 gets suspended after players tests positive for COVID-19; BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla confirms the update

The ongoing season of IPL 2021 has been postponed for time being after players started testing positive for COVID-19 across franchises. The move was confirmed by BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, who said that the decision was taken after talking to all the stakeholders.

The ongoing season of IPL 2021 has been postponed for time being after players started testing positive for COVID-19 across franchises. The move was confirmed by BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, who said that the decision was taken after talking to all the stakeholders.

While talking to CNN-News 18, Shukla mentioned that all the office bearers and council members have together decided after talking to all stakeholders including the franchises and broadcasters that for now it should be suspended. After a while, they will take a call when it can be resumed. 

BCCI also issued an official statement on IPL Suspension which read that the Indian Premier League Governing Council and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. 

It further stated that the BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other people involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind. These are difficult times, especially in India and while they 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 will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.

Meanwhile, the Sunrisers Hyderabad became the third franchise to register a positive case earlier on Tuesday after two players of Kolkata Knight Riders and two staff members the Chennai Super Kings were registered positive.