IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals camp express first reaction after ‘suspension’, urge citizens to stay home; Watch video- Rajasthan Royals players and coaching staffs on Tuesday were among the first IPL teams to share their reactions after the IPL 2021 got suspended after the emergence of multiple COVID-19 cases in SRH, KKR, CSK and DC camp. The tournament has been delayed indefinitely. Sanju Samson-led RR won as many as 3 matches in the first phase of IPL 2021. Watch Kumar Sangakkara, Samson, Chris Morris and other players reactions below.
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The Indian Premier League Governing Council (GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday, in an emergency meeting, 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 said in an official statement.
The BCCI also said that it 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.
India registered 3,57,229 new COVID-19 cases, 3,449 deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 34,47,133 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, as per the government data.
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