After hitting hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 had been postponed indefinitely on Tuesday. The decision ended a month relatively smooth for the most glamorous Cricket event.
The announcement came after Sunrisers Wicket keeper-Batsman Wriddhiman Saha was tested positive for Covid-19 and the Spinner Delhi Capitals Amit Mishra. Previously on Monday, Chennai Super Kings Bowling Coach L Balaji. And Kolkata Knight Riders Bowler P Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy had also returned positive results.
The tournament began on April 9 and ran smoothly before the Covid-19 KKR case caused initial anxiety. The final is planned for May 30.
The Next big question in front ICC and BCCI:
What is the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in India later this year now? One lesson from this IPL, even after making a benefit for a dramatic surge. In the case compared to during the test series.
It is that this is a different ball game to organize multi-team events with many places and air travel involved. No surprise appeared in the strict IPL bubble in a few days.
Of their trip from Chennai and Mumbai to Delhi and Ahmedabad. This will ask questions about whether it is safe to host the T20 World Cup in India.
ICC will look into it and take the BCCI input on it. We already know that the UAE is a backup option in the worst scenario.
BCCI’s biggest and direct challenge:
Given the purpose stated – and accurate – is to make each participant for their families and loved ones. The most significant direct challenge for BCCI is to get foreign players to their respective countries.
Like standing, most countries in the world have forbidden to enter those who come to India or reflect on it. Australia is among the first countries that have done the first. New Zealand still allows residents back.
England will require those who come to quarantine for ten days in hotels. And government-approved tests on day 2 and 8. However, UAE, the main transit point for most flights, has stopped entertaining flights from India. Air travel from India to Bangladesh stood suspended, but the open land border with a 14-day quarantine warning.
NZC has responded to the situation: “NZC continues to come into contact with the Contingent of New Zealand in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The players are actually in a relatively safe environment and those who are in an affected team in isolation. We will continue to connect with BCCI. We will continue to connect with BCCI, the Authority of the Government of ECB. And New Zealand in terms of managing their situation. But at this point it is too early to discuss potential options. “
Mohammad Isam from Bangladesh told me: “BCB is related to BCCI about the Bangladesh duo travel plan. It is still not very clear whether Shakib and Mustafizur will quarantine 3 days or 14 days. It is still considered because they come from India.”
While BCCI has assured that it will do everything to regulate. The safe and safe road of all participants in the IPL 2021, it is easier to say than done. Australia has prohibited flights from India until May 15. The Australian contingent includes 14 Cricketers, supporting staff including. Ricky Ponting, Hussey Brothers, Matthew Hayden commentator, Lisa Sthalekar, among others, anxiously for their departure from India.
Will this have an effect on ICC WT20 2021?
The Sporting calendar has been left to be destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. While football marks the return with the Bundesliga continuing in Germany last week, international cricket looks far from above back shortly. The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed without the ICC T20 2020 World Cup’s limits and fate.
Apex Board member BCCI Anshuman Gaekwad said he doubted that the T20 World Cup would take place this year. The showpiece is scheduled to be staged in Australia later this year. However, with logistics issues and restrictions on travel due to pandemic, Australian cricket may find it challenging to continue the tournament.
Gaekwad said if they cancelled the T20 World Cup and controlled the situation in India, BCCI might be thinking to perform the IPL in a separate window. According to the report, some experts have supported the IPL to be played. In a separate window later this year, even if it happened at the expense of the T20 World Cup. Which might be postponed by 2022.