Official Announcement: IPL 2021 Suspended

04 May, 2021 By Editor

The Indian Premier League 2021 season has now been suspended. This comes in the wake of COVID-19 cases emerging within a few teams.

“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,” BCCI said in a press release.

"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 well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.”

Last evening’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was postponed as two players from the Knight Riders camp tested positive for CoVID-19. A few more franchises reported positive cases from their contingent. 

“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,” stated the release.

The BCCI assures the health and safety of all the members involved and will make sure they reach their homes in a “secure and safe passage.”

“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, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times,” the press release concluded. 

We at Royal Challengers Bangalore advise you to stay home, get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing.