Is IPL 2021 Cancelled? BCCI Chief, State Minister Comment Post Maharashtra Lockdown News

In the fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League which is expected to start this Friday, it looks like the match might not be played.


Covid-19 pandemic is troubling a lot to people. One more Indian player Axar Patel has tested positive for Coronavirus. Axar Patel plays for the Delhi Capitals team in the IPL. As more and more players are testing positive for the Covid-19, we are afraid the matches might not be played.

There are some changes in the management committee also. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a new chief for the anti-corruption unit.

The unit was earlier led by the Director-General of Police of Rajasthan Ajit Singh, but the position has been taken over by DGP of Gujarat, Shabir Hussein Shekhadam.

Normally, there are applicants invited and then the most eligible one is selected, This time Shekhadam has directly appointed by the BCCI and the former cricketer Sourav Ganguly.

Shekhadam will be in Chennai on 9th April where the first match of the tournament will be played.


The Match between the winner of last season Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Shekhadam will be representing the Anti Corruption Committee and will tell the players about the code of conduct in the IPL.

All the rules and regulations will be told again to the players so that they will make sure to follow them.

Shekhadam said to the press that he will make sure that all the rules are being followed at being at all the matches in the tournament. He added that there are a lot of new players in the game and they might not know how things work. All the players will be thoroughly explained about the code of conduct.

Shekhadam said that he worked for the Gujarat Police for a long time and he was more than happy to work with BCCI. He added that he will make sure that there is no wrongdoing in the game and everything is clean. He added that he was glad the board considered him for the position. He was also a cricket lover and he has to make sure there are no illegal activities going on.

So, the preparations have been done but do you think the matches will be played taking the current covid scenario?

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