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.
His side were due to face Mumbai Indians in Delhi today.
Saha follows Kolkota 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.
This year’s regular campaign was due to finish on May 23 before play-offs ahead of the final on May 30.
But the decision, confirmed by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, was made as a safety measure for all involved.
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