The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been postponed indefinitely by the Cricket Management Board in India (BCCI) on Tuesday with a number of members of various groups testing optimistic for COVID-19.
The primary information of somebody contained in the IPL bio-bubble contracting the coronavirus got here on Monday when it was reported that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier from Kolkata Knight Riders had examined optimistic for COVID-19. On the identical day, information broke that three non-playing members of the Chennai Tremendous Kings contingent, together with bowling coach L Balaji, had contracted the virus.
Because the circumstances piled up, the BCCI and the IPL Board of Administrators (IPL GC) held an emergency assembly the place it was unanimously determined to postpone the IPL season 2021 with immediate effect.
BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal has now, in an interview with Indian Express, revealed what occurred in the course of the emergency assembly.
“The secretary of BCCI (Jay Shah) was in contact with everybody, as was the president of IPL (Brijesh Patel). The secretary briefed us on the scenario. He instructed us what was occurring and what was taking place. that we are able to do now. He instructed to look into the scenario, it was higher to postpone. Everybody agreed with the secretary’s standpoint, “Dhumal instructed the Indian Categorical newspaper.
The circumstances of COVID-19 within the IPL bio-bubble and the postponement that adopted led to important questions for the BCCI and the IPL GC over their choice to host the event in a number of cities throughout India in the course of the well being disaster. The thirteenth version of the IPL started on April 9, a day when India reported 1,45,382 new circumstances of COVID-19 an infection.
The 2020 version has been efficiently hosted within the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) in a bio-bubble regardless of the raging pandemic.
Dhumal mentioned the choice to host the IPL in a number of cities was made after BCCI efficiently hosted the house sequence in opposition to England in a bio-bubble in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune. He added that BCCI would have organized the event overseas in the event that they knew the scenario would worsen.
Sever media additionally reported that BCCI had additionally thought-about the opportunity of transferring all remaining matches to Mumbai as a way to finish the season.
Dhumal referred to as the experiences baseless and mentioned BCCI by no means thought-about transferring the IPL to Mumbai.
“It was by no means mentioned. I do not know the place it got here from. The postponement of the IPL to Mumbai was neither viable nor potential in such a brief time frame. The institution of a brand new one. bubble takes about 14 days. Who can predict when a specific metropolis is safer? Any metropolis can see a peak at any time, “he mentioned.