IPL 2021: BCCI suspends the tournament indefinitely
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The decision was taken after Saha and Mishra also tested positive for COVID-19.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for indefinite period. It all started with the cases in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp on May 3 where Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive. It was followed by CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji testing positive for the virus.
However, the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) was set to go ahead on Tuesday (May 4). But it has been reported that Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper-batsman of SRH, has been tested positive while the Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra has also returned a positive result.
With positive COVID-19 cases rising inside the bubble, the BCCI decided to indefinitely suspend the IPL 2021 according to ESPNCricinfo. Earlier, the board was considering shifting all the matches to Mumbai where the first leg of the tournament was played.
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