Wish to make it clear that IPL 2021 has been postponed and never cancelled: BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla

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BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla

BCCI vp Rajeev Shukla has clarified on Tuesday that IPL 2021 has and never cancelled, however postponed, indefinitely, owing to the rise in variety of COVID optimistic circumstances throughout the bio-bubble. He additional added that the choice on the resumption of the second half of the league stage will occur quickly. 

“I need to make it clear that IPL 2021 has been not cancelled. It has been suspended, it has been postponed, it has been deferred, so it’s going to occur. The remaining a part of this 12 months’s IPL will occur. However in the end, when the covid state of affairs improves, a call will probably be taken about it,” stated Shukla talking to Star Sports activities. 

“Few gamers wished to go away the nation. They’d spoken to their franchisees and the franchisees additionally confided with us. However not many gamers have been keen to go away the nation. However holding that in thoughts, and clearly, there’s a panic-like state of affairs, if persons are scared, we’ve to take a look at that facet additionally and we’ve to take steps accordingly. So, that’s why holding their issues in thoughts, their households’ issues in thoughts, we’ve taken this determination,” Shukla defined.

A barrage of COVID-19 circumstances pressured BCCI to indefinitely droop IPL 2021 which on Sunday had accomplished 29 video games within the league stage. The transfer was welcomed by all of the franchises and the broadcasters. 

The choice was introduced after SunRisers Hyderabad batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra grew to become the most recent addition to the listing of affected members within the BCCI bio-bubble. Beforehand, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had returned optimistic outcomes on Sunday. Chennai Tremendous Kings’ bowling coach L Balaji was among the many distinguished non-playing workers to check optimistic.

“The Indian Premier League Governing Council and BCCI in an emergency assembly has unanimously determined to postpone IPL 2021 season, with speedy impact,” a press release from the IPL learn after the event was confirmed by its chairman Brijesh Patel to PTI.

“The BCCI doesn’t need to compromise on the security of the gamers, assist workers and the opposite individuals concerned in organising the IPL.

This determination was taken holding the security, well being and well-being of all of the stakeholders in thoughts,” it added.

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