As things stand, members of three franchises have been confirmed to have tested positive
The IPL 2021 stands suspended after it was discovered that a third team – and possibly a fourth – had at least one positive case. The BCCI decided it was in the best interest of all stakeholders to get everyone home and safe. Follow our Live Blog for all the updates, reactions and analysis
Why we know a resumption is not in sight
These are the operative parts of the BCCI statement.
… it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.
The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.
Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo