BCCI looking for September window to resume IPL 2021
4 May 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla has cleared the air on the Indian Premier League and said that the tournament is postponed and not called off.
"I want to make it clear that IPL 2021 has not been cancelled. It has been suspended, it has been postponed, it has been deferred, so it will happen. The remaining part of this year's IPL will happen. But in due course, when the covid situation improves, a decision will be taken about it," said Shukla while speaking on Star Sports.
The IPL 2021 was on Tuesday suspended with immediate effect after there was a rise in COVID-19 cases within the franchise sides.
Talking about the players who wanted to return back to their respective places, Shukla explained that the cricketers have had a conversation with the franchises.
“Few players wanted to leave the country. They had spoken to their franchisees and the franchisees also confided with us. But not many players were willing to leave the country. We have to look at that aspect also and we have to take steps accordingly," Shukla said.
The BCCI though is seeking the September window to complete the tournament.