IPL 2021 Postponed: BCCI To Arrange Safe Passage For All Participants
IPL committee on Monday 'unanimously decided' to postpone the tournament after a rise in covid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble after six members tested positive including Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, L Balaji, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, and a CSK bus cleaner.
The IPL committee and BCCI had an emergency meeting where they decided to postpone the T20 league with 'immediate effect'.
"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," IPL said in an official statement.
BCCI said that they didn't want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff, and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL.
"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."
The Indian board has given confidence that they will do everything to arrange safe passage for the players to travel back to their respective families.
"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 statement said.