The Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament has been suspended indefinitely.
UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect.
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The coronovirus has breached the bio bubbles. The teams are staying in and members of three franchises have now tested positive for the virus.
Monday’s match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two members of the KKR squad returned positive tests.
There are 11 South Africans playing in the tournament.
India has had a 7-day average of more than 327 000 recorded positive tests per day.
*A bio-bubble is a safe and secure environment isolated from the outside world to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection. It permits only authorised sports persons, support staff and match officials to enter the protected area after testing negative for COVID-19.