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‘Poetic Justice’ IPL Suspended ‘Until Further Notice’ & David Warner Fans Have A Lot To Say

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The Indian Premier League has been cancelled indefinitely after reports of multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus from different franchises found their way to the public.

On Tuesday, the chairman of the tournament, Brijesh Patel confirmed that the IPL will be temporarily called off. “We have suspended the IPL for now. The new window will be worked out later on. A statement will follow soon,” Patel told The Hindu.

IPL suspended for this season: Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla to ANI#COVID19

— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2021

Yesterday, reports of Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier testing positive with the virus led to the postponement of the match between KKR and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Today, it was confirmed that two members of the Chennai Super Kings franchise, namely bowling coach L Balaji, and a bus cleaner had COVID-19 and therefore their match against Rajasthan Royals was also called off.

Latest from @ChennaiIPL - the team CEO has tested negative for COVID-19, L Balaji and a service staff member are positive. Full details here

— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 3, 2021

However, when the news of Covid-19-positive Amit Mirsha (Delhi Capitals) and Wriddhiman Saha (SunRisers Hyderabad) was issued, it meant that at least four out of eight IPL teams had at least one member of the team infected. Eventually the tournament was suspended until further notice.

“The IPL has been suspended for time being. We spoke to everyone from teams, broadcasters and all those who were involved in it. It was decided to defer the IPL especially looking at the sentiment and current situation in the country. For us players health is paramount and BCCI will always keeps safety first. We will meet again soon and decide when we can conclude this edition, we will have to see when is the next window available,” Rajeev Shuka, BCCI Vice President recently confirmed.

And while the disappointment of not being able to see their favourite cricketers lock horns with each other every single day remains high, some of the fans, especially those of former SRH captain, David Warner, are yelling “retribution”:

David Warner after hearing that IPL is getting suspended.

— Heisenberg (@internetumpire) May 4, 2021

Indian Premier League 2021 Suspended.#iplcancel

David Warner:

— 𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗔 𝗕𝗔𝗜𝗥𝗔𝗚𝗜 𝗖𝗦𝗞 (@bababairagi_007) May 4, 2021

This is what happens when you remove David Warner as captain and as player.

IPL 2021 suspended. #NoWarnerNoIPL #IPL2021 #DavidWarner #Dream11 #BCCI #srh #IPL #covid #ViratKohli #india #SteveSmith #CSK #DC #RCB #pbks #MI

— Prakash Khetiya (@praxy92) May 4, 2021

Indian Premier League 2021 Suspended.

David Warner rn :

— 𝐀𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐡 𝐁𝐚𝐢𝐬 (@AkshayyySingh) May 4, 2021

Indian premier league #ipl #IPL2021 #iplcancel #SRHvMI #postponed #IPLCovidBreach #suspended

David warner to SRH management and kane... 🤣

— Rohitttt.3 (@Rohitbhosale33) May 4, 2021

On the other hand, the fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore are completely heartbroken with this decision as their franchise was finally living up to all the hype that had surrounded them for years, only to be curbed in their way to the championship by a global pandemic.

#IPL2021 Got suspended

Rcb fans :-

— Aman Bhagat (@AmanBhagat69) May 4, 2021

RCB started well
Meanwhile covid: Ruko zara Sabhar Rakho
#RCB #IPL2021 #iplcancel #iplsuspended #suspended

— Wear a Mask, Stay Safe (@H4R1_2035) May 4, 2021

Finally RCB started winning back to back matches

Result : IPL got suspended

Panauti level : ∞#IPL #IPL2021

— Debajit Deb (@DebajitDeb4) May 4, 2021

ipl has been suspended for this season.... #iplcancel #IPL2021 #RCB

*Le @RCBTweets * with e sala cup namde*

— mukesh choudhary (@sonofchaudhary_) May 4, 2021

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