IPL 2021 Gets Suspended After Multiple Players Test COVID-19 Positive; Twitterverse Reacts

IPL 2021 Gets Suspended After Multiple Players Test COVID-19 Positive; Twitterverse Reacts

Twitter Reacts As IPL 2021 Gets Suspended Officially
Twitter Reacts As IPL 2021 Gets Suspended Officially.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) season 14 has been officially suspended indefinitely after multiple cases of COVID-19 popped up inside the air-tight bio-bubble prepared by the BCCI. As of now, 4 players, one coach, and multiple staff and ground staff have been confirmed to have contracted the deadly virus and are in isolation as per protocols.

Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, IPL 2021
Varun Chakravarthy And Sandeep Warrier Test Positive For Covid-19. (Photo: Twitter)

The BCCI officially announced that the league was put on hold after two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji and one more staff tested positive for the COVID-19 in last few days.

Apart from this, multiple ground staff of the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi tested positive for the virus, forcing multiple teams to go into isolation.

Twitterverse Reacts As BCCI Postpones IPL 2021 Season, With Immediate Effect

The BCCI put out an official statement citing that the IPL 2021 season was being postponed with immediate effect as they didn’t want to compromise the safety of the players, support staff, and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL.

Even before the tournament began, Chennai Super Kings’ Josh Hazlewood pulled out of the tournament citing bubble fatigue, and once the IPL 2021 began a host of players returned home as COVID-19 cases surged in India at an alarming rate.

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson of Australia, and Liam Livingstone of England were a few of the big overseas players that decided to take the flight back home before their countries put a travel ban from India.

Australian commentator Michael Slater got stuck in the Maldives after Aussie PM Scott Morrison banned travel into the country, even for Australian citizens, and made it punishable by 5 years in prison.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

However, the BCCI had promised to the overseas players that it was their responsibility to get them safely back into their countries after the league ended on May 30. However, after the IPL 14 was officially postponed, the BCCI repeated their vow and have said that they will do everything in their powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.

Many fans and cricket lovers were shocked, while some saw it coming that the IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely and reacted in various ways on the social media site Twitter.

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Here are some of the tweets: