There were people reporting that the tournament had been suspended and their were others that were saying that it was on hold for the time being.
With the COVID-19 situation in the country in mind, BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla announced to ANI that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be suspended.
However, League chairman Brijesh Patel declared to PTI, "We will try to conduct the event in the next available window but this month is unlikely".
Around 12 p.m., the BCCI's top brass was to meet to make a final decision on the tournament's fate, with rescheduling the entire tournament on the agenda. The BCCI considered consolidating the entire bandwagon in one city, but new positive cases in the IPL bubble left them with little option.
Following that, BCCI issued a statement regarding the decision, assuring the participants of a secure return journey.
"The BCCI does not want to jeopardise the safety of the players, support staff, and other people interested in the IPL's organisation." This decision was made with all stakeholders' security, health, and well-being in mind.
"The BCCI will do everything in its power to ensure the secure and safe passage of all IPL 2021 participants," the BCCI said in a statement.