The IPL 2021 (Indian Premier League) kick started on 9th of April but due to the sudden hit of the second wave of covid-19 the tournament was suspended on 4th of May. During the time of suspension, 31 matches out of the total of 60 matches were yet to be played off. The BCCI on the 29th of May declared that the remaining of the 29 matches of IPL 2021 will played in the months of September and October in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), due to the rapid increase in the number of cases in its bio-bubble.
IPL 2021 is set to be resumed from 19th September 2021 and the final match will be held on 10th October. The rest of the 31 matches have been segregated on the basis of the following factors:
- 10 doubleheaders
- 7 single headers
- 4 playoffs
The remaining of the IPL 2021 matches will likely clash with England’s limited-overs tournament of Bangladesh and Pakistan ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Impact of Covid-19 on IPL 2021 and the players
Due to the major hit of the second wave of corona virus, many players were forced to take their leave from the game in order to support their families and to take care of their own health.
- Post Chennai leg of the tournament, player Ravichandran Ashwin left Delhi Capitals and withdrew from IPL 2021 in order to support his family during the time of the epidemic.
- The match scheduled between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 3rd of May was postponed after two players from Kolkata Knight Riders were tested positive for covid-19.
- On the 3rd of May itself, three members from Chennai Super Kings camp inclusive of Lakshmipathy Balaji, their bowling coach and their CEO Kasi Viswanathan also tested positive for covid-19.
- Later on the same day the team of Delhi Capitals went into quarantine and Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad passed over their practice sessions for their match which was to be held on the 4th of May.
- On 4th of May the match scheduled between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on 5th May was postponed due to the players of Chennai Super Kings being in quarantine.
The tournament was suspended officially for indefinite time on the 4th of May due to the covid-19 outbreak. A group of English countries on 6th May 2021, put forward a suggestion of holding the remaining matches of IPL 2021 in England in the month of September.
However, the president of the BCCI, Saurav Ganguly on 9th May, dismissed the idea of holding the remaining of the IPL 2021 matches in England or India for that matter, keeping in mind the complications regarding quarantine.
Points Table for the IPL 2021 Matches Played till now
|Chennai Super Kings
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2021 Matches Played till now
- Mumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9th April
- Chennai Super Kings VS Delhi Capitals on 10th April
- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th April
- Punjab Kings VS Rajasthan Royals on 12th April
- Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders on 13th April
- Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 14th April
- Delhi Capitals VS Rajasthan Royals on 15th April
- Punjab Kings VS Chennai Super Kings on 16th April
- Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th April
- Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kolkata Knight Riders on 18th April
- Punjab Kings VS Delhi Capitals on 18th April
- Chennai Super Kings VS Rajasthan Royals on 19th April
- Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Capitals on 20th April
- Punjab Kings VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21st April
- Chennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders on 21st April
- Rajasthan Royals VS Royal Challengers Bangalore on 22nd April
- Mumbai Indians VS Punjab Kings on 23rd April
- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals on 24th April
- Chennai Super Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore on 25th April
- Delhi Capitals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 25th April
- Punjab Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders on 26th April
- Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Delhi Capitals on 27th April
- Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Chennai Super Kings on 28th April
- Rajasthan Royals VS Mumbai Indians on 29th April
- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Delhi Capitals on 29th April
- Punjab Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore on 30th April
- Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indians on 1st May
- Rajasthan Royals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad on 2nd May
- Punjab Kings VS Delhi Capitals on 2nd May
IPL 2021 to be held in September and October
The effects of the second wave of corona virus on IPL 2021 managed to leave all the Indians disheartened because of the suspension. However, as the days are getting better gradually IPL 2021 is all set to resume from the 19th of September 2021 and will be held in Dubai. This news has surely managed to put a smile on every cricket fan all over the country.