New Delhi: The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) has been postponed. Meanwhile, there is news comes up that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has been found corona infected. Earlier, bowling coach L Balaji was tested corona positive on Monday. Speaking to news agency ANI, a senior CSK official said that his sample has been sent again for the test.
The official said that his sample came positive and it has been sent again for the test and we can confirm something only after that report comes. Asked about the other players, the official said that Balaji, who was found to be infected, is in isolation, the others have started going out. The foreign players are waiting for confirmation from the BCCI about the route of departure, while the Indian players are going home.
The match between RCB and Kolkata Knight Riders at New Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium was postponed after two KKR players tested positive. The BCCI announced the postponement of the tournament shortly after news broke out that SunRisers Hyderabad's(SRH) Wriddhiman Saha in Delhi and Delhi Capitals' (DC) Amit Mishra in Ahmedabad tested positive on Tuesday.
"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," said a statement from the BCCI.
The Board confirmed that all players will return to their families. On Monday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, had tested positive along with the ground staff at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
"The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021," it said.
"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 statement said further.