IPL 2021 was started on 9th April and things were going fine for 22-23 Days. Every team played half of their matches and it was looking tournament will continue as it was source of entertainment for Indian people.
Many players left tournament in the middle. Players like Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Liam Livingstone etc. left the tournament in the middle whereas many players like Pat Cummins, Faf Du Plessis were feeling safe here.
Decision of tournament’s suspension came when several players and members of Sports Staff found Covid positive. Earlier Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warier from KKR found positive, then members of CSK Sports Staff found positive and in the end W Saha(Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Amit Mishra(Delhi Capitals) found positive.
Till now many players have reached home safe and for Australian players it’s Aussie government will decide whether they will stay in Maldives or Sri Lanka.
So, Here is how Cricket Fraternity reacted to IPL 2021 Postponement on twitter and Social Media:-
“In View of the COVID Crisis in India and with players testing positive, the postpone of IPL with immediate effect is the correct course of action taken by BCCI and IPL governing council. Hope to see IPL back soon in better and safe environment” – Mohammed Azharuddin
“We are in a worldwide pandemic – faced with several challenges. It’s sad to see another big tournament being affected – however it’s the right decision taken at this point. It’s important to understand nothing can be water tight & working against a pandemic is challenging itself” – Azhar Mahmood
“I guess it became inevitable in the last couple of days…..Look forward to calling the action in happier times. The #IPL is a great event and I hope it returns stronger when the world is what we knew it to be” – Harsha Bhogle