IPL 2021: Franchises, stakeholders welcome BCCI’s resolution to droop match indefinitely
Kolkata: Franchises and stakeholders of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday hailed the BCCI’s resolution to droop the match indefinitely, insisting that cricket can wait whereas the nation fights an unprecedented COVID-19 disaster.
The BCCI was pressured to droop the profitable T20 match indefinitely halfway into the season after a number of circumstances of the dreaded virus had been reported contained in the bio-bubble.
“We’re all on this collectively. The protection and safety of everybody in VIVO IPL 2021 is of paramount significance and we assist the choice of BCCI to postpone the match,” Royal Challengers Bangalore stated in an announcement.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore will work in session with the BCCI to make sure that everybody has a secure passage again house,” it added.
Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin additionally lauded the BCCI for doing the precise factor by suspending the match.
“In view of the COVID disaster in India and with gamers testing constructive, the postponement of IPL with speedy impact is the right plan of action taken by @BCCI and the IPL governing council. Hope to see IPL again quickly in higher & secure surroundings,” Azharuddin wrote.
Former England batsman-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen stated it was heartbreaking to see India struggling.
“India – it is heartbreaking to see a rustic I like a lot struggling. You WILL get by way of this! You WILL be stronger popping out of this! Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even throughout this disaster!” he tweeted.
Whereas former Australia cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders’ chief mentor David Hussey took to Twitter to say he was “shattered”, South African tempo legend Dale Steyn wished a speedy restoration to these contaminated.
“Covid do not care. It has no favorites. Get effectively to these sick and hopefully everybody else will get house secure and in good well being,” Steyn tweeted.
Covid don’t care.
It has no favorites.
Get effectively to these sick and hopefully everybody else will get house secure and in good well being.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 4, 2021
The in any other case clean conduct of the match first hit the roadblock after KKR’s match in opposition to RCB needed to be rescheduled on Monday following two of its gamers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing constructive for the an infection.
Later within the day, three non-playing members of the Chennai Tremendous Kings — bowling coach L Balaji, CEO Kasi Viswanathan and a bus cleaner — additionally examined constructive as India reported a each day COVID-19 rely of three,57,316.
On Tuesday, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals veteran spinner Amit Mishra additionally examined constructive for the dreaded virus as BCCI introduced the postponement with speedy impact.
“We take this chance to thank all of the healthcare staff, state associations, gamers, assist workers and sponsors for all of the assist. Above all, an enormous because of the #yellowve. We’ll roar once more… Quickly!,” CSK tweeted on its official twitter deal with.
Large thanks for all of the #Yellove!
Keep house. Keep secure.
— Chennai Tremendous Kings – Masks Pdu Whistle Pdu! (@ChennaiIPL) May 4, 2021
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings introduced they are going to work with BCCI to make sure a secure return of all their members.
“With the postponement of VIVO IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians will work with BCCI and the respective authorities to make sure secure and secured journey for every member of the franchise,” MI tweeted.
“Punjab Kings will work intently with BCCI and different authorities to make sure all of the group members get again house safely,” PBKS said.
Sunrisers additionally expressed their gratitude to the frontline staff and tweeted: “…collectively, we are going to battle the state of affairs and are available out, safer and stronger.”
Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli urged everybody to take correct precautions.
“Wanting ahead to raised occasions forward once we can benefit from the sport once more. However until then, request everybody to take precautions and get vaccinated as quickly as attainable. We will come again stronger,” he stated.
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