The BCCI was pressured to droop the profitable T20 match indefinitely halfway into the season after a number of circumstances of the dreaded virus have been reported contained in the bio-bubble.
“We’re all in this collectively. The security 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 a press release.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore will work in consultation with the BCCI to ensure that everyone has a safe passage back home,” it added.
Official Statement from RCB Management relating to postponement of #IPL2021. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers https://t.co/ofKqB0wBjS
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1620128230000
Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin additionally lauded the BCCI for doing the fitting factor by suspending the match.
“In view of the COVID disaster in India and with gamers testing optimistic, the postponement of IPL with quick impact is the right course of motion taken by @BCCI and the IPL governing council. Hope to see IPL again quickly in higher & protected atmosphere,” Azharuddin wrote.
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— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) 1620120393000
Former England batsman-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen stated it was heartbreaking to see India struggling.
“India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering. You WILL get through this! You WILL be stronger coming out of this! Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even during this crisis!” he tweeted.
India – it’s heartbreaking to see a rustic I like a lot struggling! 😢You WILL get by way of this! You WILL be st… https://t.co/3XIjmDVSxz
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1620118025000
While 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 don’t care. It has no favorites. Get well to those sick and hopefully everyone else will get home safe and in good health,” Steyn tweeted.
Covid don’t care. It has no favorites. Get effectively to these sick and hopefully everybody else will get house protected and in good well being.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) 1620117777000
The in any other case easy 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 optimistic for the an infection.
Later in the day, three non-enjoying members of the Chennai Super Kings — bowling coach L Balaji, CEO Kasi Viswanathan and a bus cleaner — additionally examined optimistic as India reported a every day COVID-19 rely of 3,57,316.
On Tuesday, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals veteran spinner Amit Mishra additionally examined optimistic for the dreaded virus as BCCI introduced the postponement with quick impact.
“We take this opportunity to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff and sponsors for all the support. Above all, a big thanks to the #yellowlove. We will roar again… Soon!,” CSK tweeted on its official twitter deal with.
Big thanks for all of the #Yellove! Stay house. Stay protected.Read More: https://t.co/jkleOo5ZUw#WhistlePodu 🦁 https://t.co/L91isH6VBr
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) 1620123018000
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings introduced they are going to work with BCCI to make sure a protected return of all their members.
“With the postponement of VIVO IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians will work with BCCI and the respective authorities to ensure safe and secured travel for each member of the franchise,” MI tweeted.
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1620120914000
“Punjab Kings will work closely with BCCI and other authorities to ensure all the team members get back home safely,” PBKS acknowledged.
We urge everybody to please keep house and keep protected! 🙏 https://t.co/Zn4o78sCft
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1620128435000
Sunrisers additionally expressed their gratitude to the frontline staff and tweeted: “…together, we will fight the situation and come out, safer and stronger.”
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 1620129779000
Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli urged everybody to take correct precautions.
“Looking forward to better times ahead when we can enjoy the game again. But till then, request everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated as soon as possible. We shall come back stronger,” he stated.
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— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) 1620129753000