The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has indefinitely suspended Indian T20 League 2021 amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 inside the bio-bubble. On Monday, May 3, two Kolkata players in Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive for COVID which resulted in Kolkata's match between Bangalore being postponed.
Later in the same day, Chennai coach L Balaji tested positive as well and the team was forced into a hard week-long quarantine from Monday. On Tuesday, May 4, the Hyderabad vs Mumbai match was put into doubt after the former's wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha, tested positive for COVID-19. Although there had been no breach of the COVID protocols, the entire Hyderabad team is now in hard isolation at the moment.
“Yes, Wriddhiman has tested positive. We are in isolation since yesterday. About today’s match, you have to check with BCCI,” a source from Hyderabad is quoted as saying by Insidesport.
The next player to contract the virus was Delhi's Amit Mishra which took the tally to a total of four players in three different teams in just two days. Add Balaji and that makes it four franchises to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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