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IPL 2021 Suspended Highlights: Shakib Al Hasan Negative in First COVID Test, Mustafizur Rahman Awaits Result

Check all the live updates post the suspension of IPL 2021 as most of the overseas players make their way out of the country.

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17:01 (IST)

"We are pleased to be able to share that all our players, support staff & management have departed Delhi with negative tests, and the majority are already home. A big thanks to the BCCI, all frontline workers, hotel staff & other franchises for their support" - Rajasthan Royals on Twitter.

15:56 (IST)

Shakib Al Hasan has tested negative in his first covid-19 test after returning to Bangladesh from the IPL in India. Mustafizur Rahman is waiting for his test result - a report in the Daily Star.

15:38 (IST)

"I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September but I actually think that the IPL should move to the UK. There is a window in September after the England v India Test series has finished. All the best Indian players would already be there and all of the best English players would be available as well" - Kevin Pietersen in his blog on betway.com.

14:51 (IST)

Ajinkya Rahane is vaccinated

14:38 (IST)

It is also speculated that Chakravarthy, who had gone for scans on his shoulder might have caught the infection there. It was only after the players and support staff from teams had started testing positive, the decision to suspend the league was taken. Mostly, all the foreign players have been sent out of the country safely to different destinations.

14:30 (IST)

Sources within the camp confirmed Krishna’s reports to be positive. “He is down with Covid-19. The results have come in and he has tested positive,” the source said. With so many positive cases coming out in the last week, the toll in the KKR camp is likely to go up, since the players were part of the same bio-bubble. Still, the teams have no clue, as to how the virus entered the bubble.

14:21 (IST)

He is the fourth player from the franchise to test positive for the virus after Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Tim Seifert. Before the start of the season, in March, Nitish Rana from KKR had also tested positive, after entering the team bio-bubble.

14:13 (IST)

Yet another KKR player has tested positive for Covid-19, this time around pacer Prasidh Krishna. The number could be much more given the situation in the country. 

13:19 (IST)

Saurashtra and Rajasthan Royals’ left-arm medium-pacer Jaydev Unadkat is relieved that he is back home in Rajkot with his family. It has been challenging times for a cricketer to focus on their game when almost everything around them is grim because of the pandemic.

13:08 (IST)

“We trust the BCCI will obviously gather as much information as they can when looking at that window around September and obviously keep us all informed,” Bangalore’s Director of Cricket Operation Mike Hesson said in that video.”We’ll be part of the decision-making process as well, just to make sure that when it’s rescheduled, the players and everybody involved are in a safe environment.”

12:29 (IST)

“Right now, our immediate plan is finalise the preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup in India later this year.” Dhumal said the interest to stage IPL matches was indicative of its popularity abroad. “IPL is huge, and everybody wants to host IPL matches. It has a massive fan following even outside India.” BCCI officials have acknowledged how difficult it could be to squeeze in the remaining IPL matches in an already crowded calendar. The franchises believe it could be in September, just before the Twenty20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in a pandemic-ravaged India.Royal Challengers Bangalore shared a team video on their Twitter feed on Friday in which chairman Anand Kripalu told the players the BCCI had “indicated” the tournament would resume in September.

12:18 (IST)

Warwickshire, Surrey and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have offered to host the IPL’s remaining 31 matches in September, according to www.espncricinfo.com. London Mayor Sadiq Khan last month said he was keen to bring the lucrative league, which attracts international cricket’s top players, to the city. “We will explore all the options and see when it’s feasible to play those matches and take a call at the right time,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said by telephone. “Their offer has not been discussed yet. It’s too early.”

12:02 (IST)

The Indian cricket board will explore all options to try to complete this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) but is yet to discuss offers from English counties to host the remaining matches, a senior official told Reuters on Friday. The eight-team league was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after several personnel tested positive for COVID-19 following bubble breaches in two venues.

12:00 (IST)

The Indian cricket board will explore all options to try to complete this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) but is yet to discuss offers from English counties to host the remaining matches, a senior official told Reuters on Friday. The eight-team league was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after several personnel tested positive for COVID-19 following bubble breaches in two venues.

11:37 (IST)

The four will isolate in England before joining the New Zealand team for its two-test series against England and for the World Test Championship final against India. The New Zealand-based members of the team will fly to England next week.The decision to transfer the group to the Maldives followed advice their departure from Delhi might be delayed.

11:29 (IST)

One of two flights carrying the New Zealanders home has now left India but the other was delayed and will depart later Saturday. Players aboard both flights will be tested in transit and will have to wear masks and social distance.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, teammates Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner and team physiotherapist Tommy Simsek, who are hoping to fly to England on Tuesday, have been transferred from the India capital Delhi to the Maldives while they await their outward flight.

11:12 (IST)

“It’s really unfortunate for Tim and we’ll do everything for him that we can from this end,” White said. “Hopefully he will be able to test negative and be cleared and approved for discharge as soon as he’s well again.“Since receiving the news we’ve organized support for Tim and have also — via the Players Association — been in contact with his family to ensure they’re kept fully informed and updated on developments.”

10:56 (IST)

The statement said Seifert, who has been playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, is experiencing moderate symptoms. Seifert will be treated while in quarantine and will have to return a negative test before being allowed to return to New Zealand, where he faces a further 14 days of managed isolation.NZC chief executive David White said Seifert had tested negative seven times in the past 10 days before failing his pre-depature tests. White said he is confident the player will be well cared for while in quarantine.

10:26 (IST)

New Zealand test cricket batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been refused permission to board a repatriation flight from India to New Zealand.Seifert was among a group of New Zealand players and support staff from the suspended Indian Premier League who were booked on a charter flight to New Zealand on Saturday. He failed both his pre-flight tests and has been taken into quarantine, New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.

09:49 (IST)

“I am extremely conscious of what is going on in India and feel very fortunate to be so well looked after by the franchise,’’ the Chennai Super Kings assistant Michael Hussey told the Courier Mail. “I am resting in isolation at the moment and will hopefully get another negative test.’’ Fox Cricket reports that Hussey told the publication that he likely caught the virus from sitting next to bowling coach L Balaji, who was one of the first IPL participants to test positive.

IPL 2021 Suspended Highlights: Shakib Al Hasan Negative in First COVID Test, Mustafizur Rahman Awaits Result

IPL 2021 Suspended, May 8 Live Updates:  Check all the live updates post the suspension of IPL 2021 as most of the overseas players make their way out of the country. Michael Hussey’s latest Covid-19 test has returned negative but he is still in isolation while a third KKR player has been tested positive and is barred from taking his flight back home.

It was reported that several English counties write to ECB of their interest in hosting the IPL in late September just after India England Test Series. Several top cricketers of both countries will be available and will be stationed in the country. A sizable Indian population only adds to the advantages.

Former England batter Kevin Pietersen is of the opinion that while many are suggesting UAE as the logical venue, he differs. As per Pietersen, who was in doing commentary duties in IPL 2021, the event should move to the United Kingdom.‘I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September but I actually think that the IPL should move to the UK,’ Pietersen told Betway Insider.

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