The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is currently suspended, 4 players were found Covid-19 positive within two days, after which the decision has been taken. Today, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha was found positive in the Covid-19 Test. The governing council of the Indian Premier League and the BCCI have taken this decision together. There was a meeting between IPL GC and BCCI on Tuesday.
Currently all players will go home
The BCCI has not yet given information about when the T20 league will start. Now all the players will go to their home. In such a situation, the T20 league is not likely to start soon. Next month, Team India has to play the final of the World Test Championship in England. After this, the team also has to play a five-match Test series in August. The Test series is scheduled to begin on August 12.
Remaining IPL in the month of September
Under the protocol, players will have to stay in Quarantine for 14 days. In such a situation, organizing the league before the Test series will be difficult. The Test series ends on September 14.
The T20 World Cup is to be held in India in October-November. If during that time Corona’s position in India is correct, then 31 matches of the remaining T20 league can be done before the tournament.
With this, all the players will also get a chance to prepare. The remaining can be done in 10 to 12 days. If the World Cup is held in the UAE instead of India, then the remaining matches can be held in the UAE as in the previous season. The month of September with the BCCI seems appropriate for this.
BCCI gave a statement regarding September
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said, ‘We will see if we can get any suitable time for the IPL event later in the year. It may be September, but for now it will only be speculation. The situation as of now is that we are not organizing the tournament.
It is clear from the board’s statement that all the teams have to come to India before the World Cup. During this time would be the best time to organize the league.