Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases among different Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises, the ongoing edition of Vivo IPL has been suspended for now, BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla confirmed.
An official announcement on IPL's Twitter handle read, "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."
BCCI had planned to conduct IPL's 14th edition as per schedule despite the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, their plans took a serious hit when SRH keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, DC's ace leg spinner Amit Mishra, CSK coach Laxmipathy Balaji, a travel support staff member, two KKR squad members, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19.
IPL has recently garnered a lot of criticism for carrying on the tournament even though the country is facing such desperate times due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19. Many even demanded on social media that IPL be postponed or cancelled.
Now that it has been cancelled, some are applauding the decision. However, for IPL lovers, this news has brought a wave of sadness. And what do we do cope with sadness? We make memes.
So, here are some of the most hilarious reactions to keep you entertained in the meanwhile.