BCCI took the decision to postpone the IPL league was announced after SunRisers Hyderabad batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capital spinner Amit Mishra joined the COVID infected players’ list, which already had Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.
IPL features cricketers from England (11), Australia (14), South Africa (11), and New Zealand (10), among other countries.
Chennai Super Kings’ bowling coach L Balaji was among the prominent non-playing staff to positive.
BCCI doesn’t want to compromise on safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.
The IPL authority said to media, BCCI will do all it can to ensure that players in the event get back to their homes safely.