Was IPL 2021 In India Doomed To Derail Midway?
Cricket Today|May 07, 2021
BCCI and IPL organizers could not prevent COVID-19 from breaching the IPL bio-bubble. Once the players who had been part of the playing XI starting getting infected...
Renin Wilben

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) had to be postponed indefinitely after multiple cases of players testing positive emerged in the bio-bubble for two days in a row. Despite strict protocols and SOPs in place, the BCCI and IPL organizers could not prevent COVID-19 from breaching the IPL bio-bubble. Once the players who had been part of the playing XI starting getting infected, there was no way the tournament could have gone ahead. With the future of IPL 2021 on shaky ground, it is time to ask the hard question. Who is responsible for the mess that the tournament ended in, putting players’ lives at risk?

On the day that IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely, simultaneous reports emerged the BCCI had actually shot down a proposal by the IPL governing council (GC) to shift the tournament entirely to the UAE. The 13th edition of the event was conducted in the Middle East, and was a highly successful one amid challenging times.

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