The Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely due to the
coronavirus crisis crippling the nation as a FOURTH team recorded positive cases.
The country saw 352,991 new COVID-19 cases on Monday with the pandemic wrecking
through the health system.
Sunrisers Hyderabad joined Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and
Delhi Capitals in having new cases within the camp in recent days.
Wriddhiman Saha of the Sunrisers returned a positive test – meaning half of the
eight teams are now affected.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were due to face Mumbai Indians in Delhi today.
Saha follows Kolkata pair Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, two members
of the Chennai backroom staff and a reported case for Delhi’s Amit Mishra.
That also saw the Knight Riders’ game against Royal Challengers Bangalore –
due to be played yesterday – postponed while tomorrow’s Super Kings vs Rajasthan
Royals was already called off.
Eleven players from England are currently at the IPL – Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler,
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran,
Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Sam Billings.
This year’s campaign began on April 9 with the final set for May 30 in Ahmedabad.
But the decision, confirmed by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, was made as a safety
measure for all involved.