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CSK bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a match.
The IPL 2021 season is in danger of being canceled. 3 staff of Chennai Super Kings have been found infected after 2 Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier came on positive on Monday. It includes bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji, CEO Kashi Vishwanathan and bus cleaners.
According to sources, a player of Punjab Kings and 5 groundsmen of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) are reported to be infected. In such a situation, IPL management can cancel this in view of the danger. The next 24 hours are going to be very important. In these 24 hours, BCCI and IPL officials have to decide whether the IPL will continue. If it continues then in what form.
What steps can be taken to further strengthen the bio-bubble. Further matches can be shifted to any of the 2 cities to save players from more travel. All these points can be decided by the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council. According to sources, if the board does not cancel the tournament, it may have to move the tournament forward.
The news of the return of a former English player doing commentary
According to sources, a former England player who is included in the commentary panel for the IPL may leave the tournament in the middle. However, his name has not been confirmed. The commentator plans to return to England via the UAE. During his return to England, he will be quarantined in the UAE for 15 days. After that he will leave for England.
The first choice of the IPL Governing Council was UAE
According to sources, the first choice of the Governing Council was to get the IPL to UAE like the previous season. If it were, it could be made successful like the last time. But despite the Corona explosion in India, this tournament was held. The result is now a shadow of danger on it.
According to sources, the BCCI did not want to send an IPL in the UAE to give a message that India is not ready for the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is to be held in India in October. In any case, BCCI wanted to make this tournament in India and give the message that they are capable of organizing the T20 World Cup in bio-bubble.