Former England captain Michael Vaughn has called the decision of the Indian Cricket Council (BCCI) to postpone the Indian Premier League reasonable.
“It seems a very sensible decision to postpone IPL .. Now the cases began to appear inside the bubble, they had no other option. I hope that everyone will stay safe in India and all foreign players can find a way for families to return there. # IPL2021, “Tuan wrote on Tuesday.
English journalist Pierce Morgan, who previously called for the tournament to be suspended due to the mass epidemic in Covid-19 cases in India, also described it as the “right decision”.
Earlier, the great football player of Morgan and England Gary Lineker called on BCCI to stop the tournament amid the massive growth of Covid-19 cases in the country.
On Tuesday, BCCI issued a statement announcing the postponement of IPL after four of the eight franchises suffered positive cases of Covid-19 in their ranks. Riders from Kolkata Knight, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and SunRisers Hyderabad are witnessing positive cases in their camps.
“The Board of Directors of the Indian Premier League (IPL GC) and the Board of Directors of Cricket India (BCCI) at an extraordinary meeting unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 season with immediate effect,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of players, support staff and other participants in the organization of the IPL. This decision was taken taking into account the safety, health and well-being of all stakeholders,” the statement added. .