Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended indefinitely. This was informed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Rajeev Shukla.
“The IPL has been suspended for time being. We spoke to everyone from teams, broadcasters and all those who were involved in it. It was decided to defer the IPL especially looking at the sentiment and current situation in the country. For us players health is paramount and BCCI will always keeps safety first. We will meet again soon and decide when we can conclude this edition, we will have to see when is the next window available,” Shukla said.
The development comes after an SRH player tested positive ahead of their scheduled match against Mumbai Indians in Delhi today. The rising numbers of Covid positives within the IPL bio bubble have led to the suspension of the season mid-way.