IPL 2021 – BCCI President’s Big Declaration: The entire country is engulfed with Covid-19 inflicted pain and misery but the BCCI hierarchy is completely oblivious of the situation. Despite pull-out by 4 players on Monday, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly & other high-ups have declared that IPL 2021 will be held as scheduled.
“So far, it’s going on as scheduled,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president told Sportsta
Chennai Super Kings(CSK), who thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday to take the top position in IPL 2021 points table, will now begin their second leg in Delhi. CSK will be leaving for Delhi today (Monday).
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan said: “We haven’t heard anything from BCCI about any cancellation or postponement of IPL yet. There is no tension amongst the CSK players as everybody is in a positive mood. We will leave for Delhi today,” he informed InsideSport.co
The national capital is one of the worst-hit states by the second wave of the pandemic. Delhi has recorded 22,933 fresh cases and 350 deaths in the last 24 hours.
“As of now, IPL is going ahead. Obviously, if anyone wants to leave, that’s perfectly fine,” a senior Board official said on conditions of anonymity told PTI.
IPL 2021: DDCA and BCCI all set to host IPL in Delhi
The Arun Jaitley Stadium has been sealed for outsiders amid total lockdown in Delhi. Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) said that the “Game is On” for staging the 2nd leg of IPL starting from April 28 when CSK take on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“The Game is On. The 2nd leg of IPL will be held as per schedule in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. The lockdown will actually help us in carrying out our job more smoothly. We are ready to hold the 2nd leg amid tight bubbles. No one need to worry. The cases outside will not affect the players, support staff and IPL will be held smoothly,” a DDCA official told InsideSport.