After several major blows to the safety and the status of the ongoing competition, the IPL has been indefinitely suspended. The latest rounds of testing have brought two positive cases in the form of Delhi Capitals‘ Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha.
With Saha being an active member of the SRH squad, it puts a major question mark on tonight’s fixture between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. There has been no update so far regarding the status of the match.
The most possible outcome would be to reschedule, much like yesterday and tomorrow’s fixture were as the franchise contingent heads into a week-long quarantine thereby putting the competition on hold for a while.
However, with the cases rising in an alarming manner the board have decided to hold the tournament altogether. According to Cricbuzz, a few franchises are keen to call the whole thing off.
“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.
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.”
Amit Mishra had reportedly left the bio bubble to get scans for diagnosing his injury and is expected to have contracted the virus through that portal.
The players are still awaiting their second round of tests to omit the prospect of a false positive report.
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