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BENGALURU: The IPL is “suspended” for now and never “cancelled”, in accordance with governing council chairman Brijesh Patel.
Talking to TOI, Patel stated, “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 snug with the circumstances.”
The previous India batsman stated the cricket physique would work out contemporary dates quickly.
“The Covid state of affairs within the nation is at the moment grim, so it’s too early to say when the event will resume. Additionally, there are numerous different elements that should 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 event, which received below approach in Chennai on April 9, the governing council had really useful 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 count on it to be this dangerous. Sure, UAE was an possibility.”