The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has currently canceled the Indian Premier League 2021. This decision has been taken due to increasing cases of corona virus. The decision was taken by the board after several IPL players were found to be infected with the Corona virus. As both the Indian and foreign players were considering withdrawing from this, the matter was increasing. The IPL has been postponed for now and a decision will be taken later on when the remaining matches will be held.
According to members of the IPL Governing Council, the decision was taken after Amit Mishra and Wriddhiman Saha were found positive on Tuesday. Several BCCI officials and franchisees have also confirmed this.
The report of two members of the Chennai Super Kings squad – Boling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and bus cleaner – came out positive. The second report by CEO Kashi Viswanathan came negative on Monday evening. However, the report of Balaji and the driver of the bus came back positive.
Many Australian players had already returned to their home country due to rising cases of corona virus. It included Adam Jumpa, Andrew Tye, and Ken Richardson. Rajasthan Royals batsman Liam Livingstone also decided to return to England after being fed up with the bio bubble fatigue. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also decided to take a break from the IPL on 25 April.