IPL 2021: BCCI indefinitely suspends tournament after multiple players test Covid positive 

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The Indian apex cricket governing body, BCCI, has indefinitely suspended the ongoing14th edition of the cash-rich league on Tuesday. The BCCI and IPL governing council have taken a unanimous decision has been taken to postpone the tournament.

This decision came in the wake of players across multiple teams testing positive for COVID-19 in recent days. 

IPL statement:

“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.”

“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.”

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

“The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.”