India’s Massively Popular Cricket League Postponse Season Amid Covid Crisis

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    The Indian Premier League, cricket’s richest competition, was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday after players or staff at three teams tested positive for the coronavirus amid a surge in nationwide infections.

    Many of the world’s best players compete in the Twenty20 tournament and were scrambling to find ways to get back to their native countries.

    Australia, for example, has temporarily barred travellers from India.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to postpone the IPL, which started on April 9, after two staffers at Chennai Super Kings and a player for Sunrisers Hyderabad returned positive tests for COVID-19.

    On Monday, the first cases involving players inside the IPL’s biosecure bubble forced a game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be postponed.

    “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants,” the BCCI said.

    The IPL staged 29 games without spectators, at least one every night until Monday, despite India’s stretched health system being pushed to the brink by another major wave of the virus.

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