The IPL 2021 was suspended this month due to Covid-19 cases inside the tournament's bio-secure environment. Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), this month issued a note to state bodies, calling for a special general meeting for 'Discussion on the upcoming cricket season in view of the pandemic situation prevailing in India'.
"When it got cancelled, it was pretty heartbreaking. I felt like we had just started doing well. I thought the second half would be going to be huge for us, Kolkata Knight Riders. We probably had proven how good we were. Personally I felt like, my bowling didn't click, and that was upsetting," said Cummins in a Youtube chat with fans. IPL was postponed earlier this month following the emergence of Covid-19 cases in the bio-secure environment
"As of now, nothing has been finalised (regarding IPL)," a top BCCI office-bearer told IANS. The franchises too haven't got any intimation though they have been told that they will get to know only after May 29. "There is nothing concrete yet. But we are aware that the Board is likely decide the matter on May 29 and may convey to us after that," a franchise official told IANS.
New Zealand cricket team skipper Kane Williamson has said that "clearly there were some breaches" in the Indian Premier League (IPL) bio-bubble and that the Indian cricket board took the "right decision" to indefinitely postpone the tournament.
The Test series against the hosts will commence in Trent Bridge on August 4 and conclude at Old Trafford on September 14. The ECB is yet to respond to BCCI's request, according to espncricinfo.com. The IPL was postponed indefinitely on May 4 following bio-bubble breaches in Delhi and Ahmedabad, which resulted in a few players and staff testing positive for Covid-19.
There were rumours that the Aussie contingent had received preferential treatment on their arrival back from the Maldives, but CA interim chief executive Nick Hockley said on Tuesday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has fulfilled its duties. IPL was postponed midway due to raging Covid pandemic in India and breach of bio-bubbles of four of the eight franchises.
The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison had announced last week that the flights to repatriate Australian citizens stranded in India will start from May 15, Saturday. The first flight carrying the Aussie citizens reached Darwin on Saturday, though many of them were not allowed to board it since they tested positive for Covid-19.