IPL 2021: On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India took a bold decision on Tuesday as having hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL 2021 has been suspended for the time being after a player from Sunrisers Hyderabad tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the clash between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The decision came after several players turned COVID positive within the IPL bio bubble, which has led to the suspension of the season mid-way. BCCI took to their official social media account to confirm the same. Sharing the news, BCCI via their ‘Indian Premier League’ account wrote:
“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. 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 well-being 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.
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 would like to thank 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”
Here, check out the Tweet:
UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2021
Meanwhile, as soon as the news came out, fans on social media went berserk and were left heartbroken. However, the news was welcomed with mixed reactions. While there were many who slammed BCCI for their decision, on the other hand, there were many who hailed BCCI for the sensible decision.
There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes while reacting to the big news. Here, we bring you some of the best memes we found on the news. Have a look:
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— Nikhil Narwade (@nikkhilnarwade) May 4, 2021
#iplcancel IPL 2021 Cancelled .
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— Pulkit🥳///(Prince)/// Arya💓 (@sarcasticyadav_) May 4, 2021
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