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World IPL suspended after more Covid-19 cases

11:40  04 may  2021
11:40  04 may  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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The Indian Premier League ( IPL ) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players. A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians. Monday's match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was The country has recorded more than 200 million cases , and so far reported more than 222,000 deaths from the virus. The IPL was taking place across six venues in India, with players travelling between them on charter and private flights. Teams are staying within secure areas of hotels and resorts in the various

The COVID - 19 concerns broke out amid IPL 2021 after two players of Kolkata Knight Riders tested positive on May 3. Some other members of the KKR squad have been isolated so that they can remain safe. Overseas players have been in constant fear regarding their safe travel back home. And, after these two cases , they feel more insecure but the teams feel that IPL should go on and there is no going back from here.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players.

A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians.

Monday's match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR players tested positive.

In a statement, the IPL said it had "unanimously decided" to postpone the season after an emergency meeting.

"The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL," it said.

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This IPL season, scheduled to run until 31 May, is being played in front of empty stands and amid a backdrop of India’s deadly second wave of Covid - 19 . There is no suggestion the Twenty20 tournament will be suspended , as was the case with the Pakistan Super League earlier this year after several “It has been distressing and saddening to learn of the suffering of so many of our Indian sisters and brothers,” CA chief executive Nick Hockley said. Unicef Australia’s “India Covid - 19 Crisis Appeal” is procuring and installing oxygen equipment in hospitals to treat seriously ill patients, providing testing

Monday's Indian Premier League ( IPL ) match had to be rescheduled after two players tested positive for COVID - 19 , raising doubts over the fate of this year's edition of the world's richest Twenty20 tournament. The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was "All other team members have tested negative for COVID - 19 ." IPL authorities did not give more details but local media reported that spinner Chakaravarthy had left the bio-bubble for a shoulder scan after which the positive cases were reported. " Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing

"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."

Wednesday's match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals had earlier been called off after Chennai bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji tested positive.

More to follow.

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