IPL 2021 suspended due to rising Covid-19 cases

Published On: May 4, 2021 01:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NEW DELHI, May 4: The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended owing to an increase in the number of the coronavirus cases within the bio-bubble.

ANI reported that BCCI’s Vice-president Rajeev Shukla confirmed the latest development. “IPL has been suspended, we will see whether we can reschedule it, it is not cancelled. It is just suspended for now,” Shukla said.

On Monday, a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was postponed hours before its scheduled start in Ahmedabad after two Kolkata players tested positive.

The hashtag #CancelIPL trended on Twitter in India after the announcement.

India is in the midst of a devastating second wave of the virus, with hospitals and crematoriums overflowing and supplies of medical oxygen running short, forcing distraught citizens to take to social media to plead for help.

The country reported more than 300,000 new cases for the 12th straight day on Monday.

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