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PremierLeague-News.Com - The development comes after two Kolkata Knight Riders players and two Chennai Super Kings staff contracted the virus on Monday
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Indian Premier League 2021 has been suspended indefinitely as the country’s Covid-19 crisis worsens.The development comes after Monday’s match in Ahmedabad had to be rescheduled because two Kolkata Knight Riders players tested positive for Covid-19 and two non-playing members of the Chennai Super Kings franchise contracted the virus in Delhi.IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has said the tournament is hopeful of rescheduling it later in the year.The freshest exclusives and sharpest analysis, curated for your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.“The tournament stands suspended, we are looking for another window,” Patel said. “Right now we can’t say when we can reschedule it.” 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,” a statement on the official IPL website read. “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.
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. “The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.”
India’s tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, following 357,229 new cases over the last 24 hours, as the country battles a second wave of the disease.Eleven England players will be among those now looking for safe transit out of the country.As i reported last week, the ICC is also drawing up plans to move this year’s T20 World Cup to the United Arab Emirates in response to India’s struggles.With thousands of deaths each day and daily Covid cases in excess of 350,000, it is looking increasingly untenable for India to host the tournament that starts in October as originally planned.Last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia was postponed because of the pandemic and the ICC is keen to get this event on as planned even if that means relocating it.i understands the ICC has lined up the UAE as a back-up option to host the World Cup, with grounds at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah to host the 16-team tournament for which England are among the favourites.
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