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IPL broadcaster supports BCCI move to suspend Indian Premier League 2021

Star India, the official broadcaster of the Indian Premier League, supported the BCCI's decision to indefinitely suspend the lucrative T20 event due to a Covid-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble

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Indian Premier League. Photo credit: @IPL
Indian Premier League. Photo credit: @IPL

Star India, the official broadcaster of the Indian Premier League, on Tuesday supported the BCCI's decision to indefinitely suspend the lucrative T20 event due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its

The suspension of the league was announced after Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 along with Delhi Capitals' veteran spinner Amit Mishra.

"supports BCCI's decision to postpone The health and safety of players, staff and everyone involved in the IPL are of paramount importance. We thank the BCCI, IPL Governing Council, players, franchisees and sponsors for their support," said in a statement hours after the BCCI decision.

On Monday, bowling coach L Balaji along with bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy had also returned positive results.

The broadcasters also said that it was "indebted" to its employees, on-air talent, production and broadcast crews for delivering the broadcast to millions of houses in these challenging times.

"We are also indebted to our employees, on-air talent, production, and broadcast crews for trying their best to spread positivity by delivering the broadcast of to millions of homes in the face of challenging circumstances," the statement added.

Earlier, an official statement had said that the BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL.

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First Published: Tue, May 04 2021. 16:39 IST