Indian Premier League postponed: how the world reacted | Cricket News


The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended today by the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) due to the increase in COVID-19 cases among players and support staff of different franchises. Several prominent figures, including journalists and former players, took to Twitter to share their reaction to the postponement. Commentator, journalist and cricketer analyst Harsha Bhogle remarked about the current situation in the country and hoped the IPL would come back stronger: “I guess this has become inevitable in the last couple of days …. . I can’t wait to call for action in happier times. The #IPL is a big event and I hope it comes back stronger when the world is what we knew it is. “

Cricket commentator Ayaz Memon also tweeted: “The number of people infected with IPL is increasing rapidly: 2 from KKR, 3 from CSK, 1 from SRH and now 2 from DC. The players are the two sites, Delhi and Ahmedabad, affected. Was the bio-secure bubble lax or the virus breached it for another reason yet to be determined. “

Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin also expressed his view: “Considering the COVID crisis in India and players testing positive, postponing the IPL with immediate effect is the right course of action by @BCCI and IPL Board of Directors. see IPL back soon in a better and secure environment. # IPL2021 # IndiaFightsCOVID19. “

Former England player Isa Guha and former England captain Kevin Pietersen have been heartbroken by the situation in the country following the postponement of the 2021 IPL.

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Isa Guha tweeted: “I think of everyone in India. It’s heartbreaking to see. Here’s where I donated if you can save a dime – all the money is going to support the oxygen crisis. # COVID19India. “

Pietersen also showed his support and tweeted: “India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering! You are going to go through this! You will be stronger coming out of this Your kindness and generosity NEVER pass away unnoticed even during this crisis! # Incredible India. “

Cricket fans have also taken to Twitter in reaction to the suspension of IPL 2021 and many have been disappointed.

IPL 2021 has been hit by multiple cases of COVID-19, with two Kolkata Knight Riders players – Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Warrier initially testing positive, followed by Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a member of the transport staff.

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When two players – one each from SunRisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals – tested positive on Tuesday, it was the last straw and BCCI decided to postpone the event.

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