Breaking: IPL 2021 suspended for now after four players test COVID positive


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With as many as four players testing COVID-19 positive by Tuesday, IPL 2021 has been suspended for the time being, BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla told news agency ANI.

The news comes right after Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderbad’s Wriddhiman Saha tested COVID-19 positive. While Wriddhiman has been in isolation since yesterday after testing positive, Mishra tested positive today while Capitals have been in hard quarantine.

Earlier on Monday, KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier became the first players to test positive inside the bio-bubble; forcing Monday’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore being called off. Soon after CSK’s bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and CEO K Viswanathan also returned the same.

This prompted Chennai Super Kings to inform Indian cricket board (BBCI) of their unwillingness to play their next match against Rajasthan Royals, scheduled in New Delhi on Wednesday as per BCCI’s SOP.

Wriddhiman Saha Test positive: Another big blow and SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha has tested positive and the entire SRH team is in isolation since yesterday. Australian journalist Peter Lalor revealed the news on Twitter. 

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