The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for an indefinite period after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement from the IPL Media Advisory read, “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.”
“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times,” read the statement.
The statement also added that the BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
The BCCI also thanked all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
According to reports, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were looking to earn about Rs 4,000 crore from 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
The report from ESP Properties, the entertainment and sports division of GroupM, cited that the IPL 2020 sponsorship has crossed the ₹500 crore mark.