IPL 2021 got Postponed: Due to covid crisis
As in India is at great risk of a surge in corona cases recording nearly 400,000 daily cases, the situation is out of control and there is a severe shortage of oxygen. Amidst, IPl 2021 got postponed due bio bubble burst and a lot of players tested positive.
IPL started on April 9 and all precautions were taken and strictly followed. Initially, Devdutt Padikkal an RCB player tested positive early in the tournament as went through quarantine and followed all protocol and then played IPL 2021 after getting a negative report.
IPl staff made their best effort to prevent corona spread on ipl teams, the hotel and player pieces of luggage also strictly sanitized. Players did not roam usually instead they were in the bio bubble protocols framed by BCCI.
All seemed to well set up and it going well. Audience from their home itself enjoying and supported their home team very enthusiastically.
Until the RCB VS KKR match has been rescheduled due to some of KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Warrior tested positive. There was speculation tourney might be canceled.
Even they also tried to shift their venues back to Mumbai as covid cases were severely surging in Delhi and Ahemadabad.
Some media also asked BCCI is it necessary to start ipl 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic which is making a devastating impact on India late this march. To defend the statement, they responded we are creating a positive impact and also urging people in their homes by presenting matches.
Later it was informed the CSK three of them also tested positive , Laxmipathy Balaji and two supporting staff. On May 4th even Wriddihiman Saha also tested positive, a player of SRH who was going to play today against MI.
After all these serious issues, The Indian Premier League Governing Council(IPL GC) on serious note-keeping players, supporting staff, commentator health and safety factors, the council decided to postpone the 2021 edition.