MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been suspended indefinitely after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in the past few days including Wriddhiman Saha, Amit Mishra, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.
The suspension comes after 29 matches were played in the tournament amidst a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
UPDATE: 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. Details – https://t.co/OgYXPj9FQy pic.twitter.com/lYmjBId8gL— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2021
The immediate priority for BCCI is to arrange safe passage for their overseas players.
With Australia banning all flights from India, the fate of the Australian contingent hangs in a balance.
As for the Kiwis, they can still fly out to their county so can the English cricketers, but they will have to quarantine in govt. specified hotels for 10 days and undergo tests on the 2nd and the 8th day.
Another issue here will be most transit flights are from UAE and that stands suspended.
Bangladesh cricketers can hop across the border by road if need be with air route suspended.