With the second wave of COVID-19 rampant in India, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) had no choice however to postpone the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. However the board is eager to faucet the September window earlier than the T20 World Cup to complete the league. Chatting with ANI, a senior BCCI official within the know of developments mentioned that if the COVID-19 scenario is below management in September, the 14th version of the league might be accomplished.
“Why not? If the international gamers can be found and the COVID-19 scenario is in management, we are able to undoubtedly have a look at that window earlier than the T20 WC. It may in reality act as a very good preparation floor for the showpiece occasion,” the official mentioned.
The T20 World Cup is about to be performed in India in October and November.
Requested in regards to the scenario with reference to the return of the international gamers who have been a part of the league, the official mentioned: “As talked about by BCCI earlier as effectively, it shall be ensured that each one the gamers attain dwelling safely. Planning is on and a transparent image might be out by tomorrow on their journey routes.”
Earlier within the day, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned that keeping track of the present COVID-19 scenario, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council determined to postpone the league.
“The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously determined to postpone the 2021 season until additional discover. We do not want to compromise the security of the gamers, the individuals concerned, the workers, the groundsmen, the match officers, each single particular person concerned,” he advised ANI.
SunRisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha examined constructive on Tuesday morning after there have been COVID-19 circumstances in two franchises on Monday. Whereas two of the members of the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) contingent examined constructive, two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers examined constructive — Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — forcing the BCCI to postpone the KKR-RCB recreation in Ahmedabad.
With Saha testing constructive, the sport on Tuesday night between SRH and defending champions Mumbai Indians additionally wanted to be postponed. This made issues worse as the sport between RCB and KKR had already been postponed and the sport between CSK and Rajasthan Royals was additionally set to be known as off because the Chennai unit was in strict quarantine.
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