Posted on - May 4, 2021
In the recent turn of events, BCCI releases Official Statement About The Suspension Of VIVO IPL 2021 and decided to suspend the VIVO Indian Premier League until further notice. The decision has been made after a couple of players and staff got positive for the disease. BCCI have officially announced that the players will return back to their respective countries. BCCI have not mentioned the return date of the tournament. However, it was necessary for the Indian board to take the following decision as the player’s life was directly put at the risk.
IPL 2021: BCCI’s official 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.
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.
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 BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchisees, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
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