IPL 2021: Michael Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji moved to Chennai via air ambulance
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been postponed by BCCI. They already postponed yesterday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore as Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive for the deadly virus.
Today, the Delhi Capitals' experienced spinner Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha have also tested positive of COVID-19.
After considering the ongoing situation, BCCI come up with an official confirmation on the Twitter handle and wrote "UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect."
Moreover, they just need three weeks to host the final leg of the competition. England Cricket Board (ECB) offered the IPL Governing Council to organize the remaining games in their country.
Michael Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji moved to Chennai via air ambulance:
The deadly virus has spread in the CSK camp too as Lakshmipathy Balaji, bus cleaner and the CEO of CSK Kasi Viswanathan has also been affected. Viswanathan has got a negative result in his second test.
Moreover, the batting head coach Michael Hussey has also contracted the virus and can't leave India along with his countrymen. In a recent interview with PTI, the CSK camp stated that "Hussey and Balaji will be taken care of by Apollo Hospital. We have a tie-up with them.
Both are without any symptoms and should come through fine. They will undergo one more test after four days. Although a South African player, Tahir now lives in Dubai with his family.
The franchises pooled together chartered flights where cricketers from various teams travelling to the same country will be in one flight. Cricketers travelling to the West Indies will leave tomorrow (Friday) morning and those going to New Zealand will depart in the evening.
All the Australian cricketers will spend two weeks in the Maldives before travelling back to their home. The English and South African cricketers have already left."