Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed following numerous players tested positive for COVID-19, stated BCCI sources today. “The tournament has been suspended indefinitely. We will try to conduct the event in the next available window but this month is unlikely,” league chairman Brijesh Patel told news agency PTI. This choice comes following two IPL games had been postponed. Kolkata Knight Riders’ match against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore was known as off just hours ahead of its begin in Ahmedabad following Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier became infected. On Twitter, the mood amongst IPL fans was somber. Some, nevertheless, managed to discover solace in memes following getting news of IPL becoming postponed.
Take a look at some of the memes that have flooded Twitter following news of IPL becoming suspended started undertaking the rounds:
— Aman Rajput (@socialparindaa) May 4, 2021
— Jainik Rokad???????? (@RokadJainik) May 4, 2021
Rcb fans reaction be like when they hear ipl is suspended ???????????? pic.twitter.com/SvLPp2ZOYb
— Pawan Kalyan Trends ™ (@trend_pawan) May 4, 2021
IPL fans to BCCI : pic.twitter.com/EbAPei5KdB
— Sakshi Negi (@SakshiNegi_7) May 4, 2021
IPL has been suspended indefinitely…..
— Nitin Raj (@i_mnitin) May 4, 2021
— sanjeev singh (@kaaleen_bhaiya) May 4, 2021
Besides Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a CSK travel group help employees member also tested positive for the virus. The CSK squad has been place in isolation. One SunRisers Hyderabad player also tested positive and the whole group has been place in isolation, stated sources.
All IPL games so far have been held behind closed doors. The BCCI had lately stepped up coronavirus safety as the surge worsened. Players had been tested just about every two days and had been not permitted to order meals from outdoors their hotels.
The 2020 IPL had also been held in a bio-safe bubble in the UAE.