In another big blow owing to COVID-19 spread the IPL 2021 season has been suspended informed Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla after numerous cases of players and team members testing positive in the last few days resulting in rescheduling of matches.
On Tuesday two players from different team have been tested positive with the deadly Coronavirus infection.
Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra have tested positive for the coronavirus and the teams have gone into quarantine.
SRH are scheduled to play defending champions Mumbai Indians today, but it is likely to be postponed. This will be the second consecutive postponement in the tournament as on Monday, the game between KKR and RCB was postponed after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive in Ahmedabad.
While Delhi are scheduled to play KKR next on 8 May. Apart from players three non-playing members of the CSK side have also tested positive for COVID-19 including their bowling coach L Balaji.
A total of two matches have so far been rescheduled with Match 30 between KKR and RCB at Ahmedabad, slated for May 3, already postponed. The game between CSK and RR which was scheduled on May5 has been rescheduled after CSK players went into hard quarantine owing to the presence of Covid-19 positive Balaji in the team meetings and dugout for CSK’s previous game in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the BCCI was contemplating moving the tournament in it’s entirety to Mumbai soon.