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BENGALURU: The IPL is “suspended” for now and never “cancelled”, in response to governing council chairman Brijesh Patel.
Chatting with TOI, Patel mentioned, “We had been exploring the choice of shifting venues and rescheduling matches. However with two extra gamers testing optimistic, it took the tally of affected groups to 4. In such a situation, it was not possible to rejig the schedule. Additionally, some gamers weren’t very comfy with the circumstances.”
The previous India batsman mentioned the cricket physique would work out contemporary dates quickly.
“The Covid scenario within the nation is at the moment grim, so it’s too early to say when the match will resume. Additionally, there are numerous different elements that must be thought-about. The FTP (Future Tour Programme) must be considered. We’ll have to attend and see if we’ll get a window earlier than or after the T20 World Cup.”
Within the lead-up to the match, which acquired below manner in Chennai on April 9, the governing council had beneficial that the IPL be shifted to the UAE. Patel refused to be drawn into the controversy however conceded. “The second wave has been devastating. We didn’t anticipate it to be this unhealthy. Sure, UAE was an possibility.”