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The BCCI has decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season due to corona. The BCCI has ruled that it would be difficult to continue the tournament as some teams in the tournament have consistently affected by Corona cases.

Main Points:

  • BCCI postpones IPL 2021 season indefinitely
  • Two corona cases in the Kolkata team
  • There are also three corona cases in the Chennai franchise
  • Hyderabad keeper Saha infected with coronavirus today

IPL 2021 season‌ postponed, On Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrior infected the coronavirus. Within hours, three corona cases were reported in the Chennai Super Kings team. Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Saha and Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishraki were Corona positive today. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the IPL 2021 season will be postponed indefinitely. BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Tuesday issued an official statement to this effect. 

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The IPL has been going on since 2008 and this is the first time in the 14-year history of the tournament that the tournament has been stopped in the middle of the season.

Prior to the start of the IPL 2021 season, cricketers, their family members, team coaching staff, commentators, match officials, and travel staff were kept in quarantine for seven days. 

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Once inside the bubble, you are not allowed to make personal contact with someone who is not in the bubble. Due to the strict enforcement of this rule, even though matches were played in Mumbai and Chennai, no one in the bubble was infected with the coronavirus. 

But with corona cases being registered in teams in a row within hours, there is now no alternative but to postpone the tournament before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

With the start of the IPL 2021 season on April 9, the BCCI has managed 29 matches till May 2. However, the BCCI has postponed the Bangalore-Kolkata match due to corona cases being registered in the Kolkata team on Monday. 

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While the match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad is scheduled to take place tonight, the BCCI initially wanted to postpone the match as Hyderabad keeper Saha was found to be positive. But within minutes, Delhi Capitals skipper Amit Mishra was also found to be positive. The BCCI ruled that it would be difficult to continue the tournament.

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