IPL cricket tournament suspended amid worsening Covid crisis in India

IPL cricket tournament suspended amid worsening Covid crisis in India

The Guardian

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The Indian Premier League has been postponed following weeks of outrage over the decision to continue playing during a devastating Covid-19 second wave in India, after several players tested positive for the virus.

The IPL was forced to suspend action after several players tested positive for Covid-19 and three teams went into isolation. The decision to cancel the lucrative IPL comes as India passed 20 million coronavirus cases, with the surge showing no sign of relenting.

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